Yambio, 20th July 2018. About one thousand children associated with armed forces were released in Gbudue State, national Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration Commission or DDR confirms.
Anisa Radio quoted Abel Likambu Ungarani, DDR Child Officer, on Tuesday revealing that they have one thousand of children associated with armed forces both government and opposition.
The officer calls on communities in Gbudue State and the whole nation to accept and enlighten children on dangers of joining the army.
The community should also advises and counsel the released children when they discover that some are traumatized, he adds.
Likambu reveals that many of the children are undergoing training in Tiindoka Vocational Training Centre in Yambio supported by World Vision, UNMISS and UNICEF.
The national Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration Commission began registering children associated with armed forces in Western Equatoria in October 2017.
20/7/2018 07:11:58 pm
Honestly, I don't know what to feel about this news. Kids are supposed to live their lives according to their age. But because of the need for them to mature and grow as fast as possible, they are being trained to be soldier at their very early age. Personally, I don't think it's ideal and humanly right. They deserve to enjoy their childhood and responsibilities must be lesser. But in this country, what's happening is totally different.
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