Funding needed to resettle former child soldiers in South Sudan

A former child soldier. Photo: UNICEF (file)

An appeal has been launched by the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) for additional funding to support the reintegration of child soldiers into communities in South Sudan.

On Friday, a final group of over 280 children were released from the Cobra Faction armed group in the country, bringing the total number of children released to 1,757.

UNICEF says the money will also be used to support the construction of schools.

Lwak Nelson spoke with UNICEF's deputy country representative Ettie Higgins about the circumstances under which the child soldiers were released.

Duration: 3’50″

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