SUDAN WATCH: UN: Darfur using child soldiers

Saturday, February 03, 2007

UN: Darfur using child soldiers

Child soldiers are increasingly being used in Darfur, says a United Nations official, even when their use is on the decline elsewhere in Sudan. - News24 (SA) 2 Feb 2007.
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Reuters: SUDAN: Conscription of children, sexual abuse unabated in Darfur - UN envoy

Sudan Tribune: Sudan commits to reinforce child protection - excerpt:
Ms. Salah reiterated the commitment of UNICEF to supporting national authorities in addressing the protection and wellbeing of all children in Sudan, saying that "the children of this country dream of being free from a culture of war and fear and we are ready to walk hand-in-hand with the people of Sudan to achieve this goal."

For further information, please contact: Luca Solimeo, Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary General for Children and Armed Conflict – Cell (+249) 912 178 250

Laurence Gerard, Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary General for Children and Armed Conflict, New York. Phone: +1 212 963 0984 - gerardl@un.org - Website: www.un.org/children/conflict

Radhia Achouri Spokesperson United Nations Mission in Sudan – Khartoum Office: (+249) 187 086 029 - Cell: (+249) 912 392 270 - achouri@un.org

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