"Support tomorrow's leaders" on the Day of the African Child

Children in South Sudan. Photo: UNMISS/Ilya Medvedev

Children are not soldiers. That's the message coming out of South Sudan on the Day of the African Child, celebrated this Tuesday, 16 June.

The day honours the memory of schoolchildren killed during a demonstration for better education in Soweto, South Africa, in 1976. It was designated by the African Union in 1991.

Jacob Ruai has been speaking to Migyikra Erasmus, a Child Protection Officer at the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), who explains how conflict has affected children in the country.

Duration: 1'55"

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