(UNICEF) – Continued violence and the impact of brutal fighting has taken an increasingly heavy toll on the lives of children in South Sudan, Ishmael Beah said today, as the Unicef Advocate for Children Affected by War wrapped up a one week visit to the country. “The sheer level of brutality and the number of children directly involved in the fighting has only increased this year,” said Beah, a New York Times best-selling author of “A Long Way Gone; memoirs of a boy solider” and “Radiance of Tomorrow, A Novel”.