Use of child soldiers in Central Africa on increase, says UNICEF

Use of child soldiers in Central Africa on increase, says UNICEF

WNN Breaking (WNN) Bangui/Dakar, AFRICA/GENEVA, UNITED NATIONS: The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said today that it had received credible reports that rebel groups and pro-government militias are increasingly recruiting and involving children in armed conflict in the Central African Republic (CAR). UNICEF calls for the immediate cessation of child recruitment by all armed groups […]

Red Cross volunteers offer mental health recovery to Congo child soldiers

Red Cross volunteers offer mental health recovery to Congo child soldiers

WNN Breaking (WNN/ICRC) Ango Territory, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF  CONGO, AFRICA: On the occasion of World Mental Health Day (10 October), the ICRC – International Committee of the Red Cross looks at the plight of children and youth forcibly recruited by armed groups the psychosocial support provided by local actors to lighten their heavy load after […]

Girls, not guns: The promise of progress for South Sudan

Girls, not guns: The promise of progress for South Sudan

Tracy Fehr – WNN Opinon (WNN/EP) Juba, SOUTH SUDAN, AFRICA: During the first year of independence for the world’s newest nation, women of South Sudan united to amplify their voices and ensure their rights are guaranteed in the constitution and enforced by the government. These efforts have led to some milestones in the development of […]

UN report substantiates LRA criminal actions against child soldiers

UN report substantiates LRA criminal actions against child soldiers

WNN Breaking (WNN) UNITED NATIONS, N.Y, New York: Reporting stark and continuing conditions for children under the LRA – Lord’s Resistance Army in what has been called abductions, forced child soldiers and the sexual slavery of girls, United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon has released the first of a series reports on the criminal activities […]