(CMMB) -“They told me to kill my mother.” This is the realty of life as a child soldier in South Sudan. It is a life of fear, brutality, and indifference to human dignity. On Wednesday, February 7th, more than 300 child soldiers were released by armed groups in Yambio, South Sudan. Since the start of […]

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(Al Jazeera) – John was taken when he was 15 years old. He is one of 700 children who were forcibly recruited by South Sudan’s National Liberation Movement. “They arrested me when we were going to the garden,” he told Al Jazeera. “Life in the bush was hard and if you leave, they will look for you […]

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(WHO) – South Sudan declared the end of its longest and largest cholera outbreak on Wednesday (February 07), with no new cases of cholera reported in over seven weeks. The fight against cholera in South Sudan has involved a range of partners working together to enhance surveillance, deploy rapid response teams to investigate and respond to […]

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(UNMISS) – More than 300 child soldiers have today been officially released by armed groups in Yambio to begin reintegrating into their communities and learning new skills to support themselves, according to the United Nations Mission in South Sudan. “Children should not be carrying guns and killing each other. They should be playing, learning, having fun […]

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(AP) – It’s been almost two years since Deng Machar’s three young children were abducted from his home and likely sold for cattle. Sitting in South Sudan’s opposition-held town of Akobo, the 35-year-old pointed to the dirt beneath his feet. “They were playing right there,” Machar said. “It would be easier if they were dead […]

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(UNICEF) – UNICEF appealed today for $3.6 billion to provide lifesaving humanitarian assistance to 48 million children living through conflict, natural disasters and other emergencies in 51 countries in 2018.  Around the world, violent conflict is driving humanitarian needs to critical levels, with children especially vulnerable. Conflicts that have endured for years – such as those […]

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(AP) – Sixteen people have been killed, including three children, since South Sudan’s cease-fire started less than a month ago, say monitors. Both government and opposition forces have committed multiple violations since the cease-fire began on Dec. 24, according to four separate investigations released Tuesday by the Cease-fire and Transitional Security Arrangements Monitoring Mechanism, an independent […]

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