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Child soldiers recruited in S/Sudan conflict – UN


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The United Nations has raised concern that some 9,000 children are being used by both warring sides in South Sudan to escalate the conflict which began last December.Speaking on Wednesday following her trip to South Sudan, the head of the UN human rights body, Navi Pillay said both government troops and rebels were found to have recruited children as combatants.

Ms Pillay also raised concern that the authorities in South Sudan have not shown much interest in the possible outbreak of famine in the country.

Some one million people have been displaced by more than four months of fighting between troops loyal to President Salva Kiir and rebels supporting renegade former vice president Riak Machar.

Following reports of a coup fighting had spread from Juba to six out of South Sudan’s ten states, leaving more than ten thousand people dead.

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