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This page has several .pdf documents with reports about child soldier use in the Sudan.
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A rehabilitation center in Gulu, Uganda, provides a haven for former child soldiers who were abducted into Joseph Kony's "Lord's Resistance Army" during 20 years of civil war.
While this isn't about the Sudan directly, the story is relevent.
Of nine governments worldwide implicated in the recruitment or use of children as soldiers, eight receive US military assistance. An estimated 250,000 childrren are exploited each day in state run armies... A YouTube video.
This organization is trying to find homes for the children who were soldiers but have been released from service.
This article is written by an organization that is helping children who once served in the Sudan People's Liberation Army to find safe homes. Since March 2004, hundreds of child soldiers have been released from service. This organization is working mainly to provide children with medical check-ups, food, clothes, shelter and vital counselling. Also thankfully, they run re- unification service where they try to trace families of the boys and hopefully help re- unite child soliders with their families.
This article helps me understand Africa better by informing me of the problems boys in Africa face. I thought the girls in Africa were the only ones facing problems such as being forced to become a child bride but from this article I have learned the major problem young boys in Africa face after their return to normal life from being a chilid soldier. I have learned that the life after the child soldiers have been released isn't guaranteed to be much better because of the terrible effect the war has on the boys.
This topic on child soliders is very sad. They are just children being forced to kill. I think all children have the right to experience childhood but these boys' childhoods are getting denied by a war caused by adults. I fear for the future of these child soldiers because some face mental illness and continue showing violent actions which could keep them from being welcomed into a society or community. It's a miracle if they are able to find their family. I just hope that many are still young enough to get a taste of fun child hood before they grow up.
By Bonifacio Taban Kuich November 15, 2011 (BENTIU) - South Sudan's army released 53 children from its barracks in Unity state on Tuesday, (...)... This is a news story published in Sudan.
There are as many as 6,000 child soldiers, some as young as 11, in war-torn Darfur, the head of Unicef in Sudan says.
American reporter Maria Sliwa attempts to shed light on the horrific abuses endured by the children in southern Sudan, including being forced into the army and into slavery.
Deng, a 15-year-old from Southern Sudan, recounts being forced into slavery and subsequently joining the army... A video clip interviewing a 15-year-old child soldier from the Sudan.
Facts about Sudan and the use and recruitment of child soldiers there.