26 October 2016 - UNICEF says it has negotiated the largest single release of child soldiers in South Sudan since 2015. Once reunited with family they receive three months of food aid and livestock.

 

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MAJOOK, 14 July 2016 - Three hundred children in South Sudan's Northern Bahr El Ghazal region have been abandoned by parents fleeing the country to escape two years of drought, a collapsing economy, and mass hunger.

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NYAL, 16 February 2016 - Economic hardship and conflict fuel early and forced marriages for girls, a trend some hope to change through education.

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JUBA, 15 December 2015 - Rights advocates have called on South Sudan's government and rebel leaders to punish commanders accused of recruiting thousands of child soldiers to fight in the country's two-year civil war.

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NEW YORK, 17 June 2015 - “The violence against children in South Sudan has reached a new level of brutality.

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Joint statement by UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict, Zainab Hawa Bangura, UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, Leila Zerrougui, Executive Director of UN Women, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, UN Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide, Adama Dieng and the UN Special Adviser on the Responsibility to Protect, Jennifer Welsh.

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JUBA, 5th May 2015 - UNICEF today welcomed South Sudan’s ratification of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, and urged the Government to make child rights the cornerstone of the world’s youngest nation.

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JUBA, South Sudan/NAIROBI, Kenya/NEW YORK, 24 April 2015 - More than 280 children (282 boys and 1 girl) have been freed in the final release of children from the Cobra Faction, an armed group in South Sudan.

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JUBA/NAIROBI/GENEVA/NEW YORK, 27 January, 2015 - UNICEF and partners have secured the release of approximately 3,000 children from an armed group in South Sudan - one of the largest ever demobilizations of children. The first group of 280 children were released today, at the village of Gumuruk in Jonglei State, eastern South Sudan. Further phased releases of the other children will occur over the coming month.

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NEW YORK, 30 December 2014 – The conflict that started a year ago in South Sudan has brought about major setbacks for the protection of children, concludes the first report on children and armed conflict in South Sudan published today by the United Nations Secretary-General.

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