Child soldiers released in South Sudan

Child soldiers released in South Sudan
Child soldiers released in South Sudan

Child soldiers released in South Sudan

Tuesday, Feb 10 saw the release of several hundred child soldiers in Pibor, South Sudan as part of a peace agreement between warring factions in that country. This comes after a first round of releases back in January with the hope that the total of three thousand children will be released. UNICEF, along with their partner organizations have been overseeing the situation. UNICEF spokeswoman Doune Porter is based in South Sudan and joins us for more. PHOTO: 300 more children have laid down their weapons to start a new life in South Sudan’s Jonglei State. This follows the release of 249 children two weeks ago and more will occur over the coming month in what is one of the largest ever demobilizations of children. (Courtesy of UNICEF)