#AceWorldNews – SOUTH SUDAN – April 30 – Over 9,000 children have been recruited as soldiers in South Sudan’s four-month long civil war by both government and rebel forces, the UN’s human rights chief said on Wednesday.
“Children have also been killed during indiscriminate attacks on civilians by both sides,” AFP quoted UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay as saying.
The list of alarming statistics is long. Here are a few more: UNMISS unquestionably saved thousands of lives, when it opened the gates of several of its compounds to people fleeing deadly attacks.
Some 80,000 people are now sheltering in these compounds. UNICEF reports that more than 9,000 children have been recruited into armed forces by both sides. 32 schools have been taken over by military forces, and there have been more than 20 attacks on clinics and health centres.
Many women and girls have been raped, often brutally and sometimes by several fighters. Others have been abducted.
Children have also been killed during indiscriminate attacks on civilians by both sides.
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1. United Nations Human Rights – April 30 – http://tinyurl.com/y6xdynj