Murder, rape and kidnapping of kids in Darfur happens regularly

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Alma Tafani. (centre, standing) .Photo: UNAMID

Murder, abduction, rape and other forms of sexual violence against children in Sudan's Darfur state happen on a regular basis, a protection officer with the UN-African Union Mission there or UNAMID has confirmed.

The UN estimates that between 200,000 and 300,000 people have died in Darfur since the start of the current conflict in 2004.

Half of those affected by the war are children.

Although the dynamics of the conflict have recently changed in Darfur, because of an increase in inter-and-intra ethnic clashes, children remain vulnerable.

Adam Ahmed began by asking Alma Tafani, UNAMID's Child Protection officer, to reveal the most common abuses endured by Darfuri kids.

Duration: 4'49''

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