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Tag : Child Soldiers

Learn more about UNICEF’s work under the topic "Child Soldiers".

Five Stories of Success from 2018

Posted by: UNICEF Canada December 31, 2018

In 2018, UNICEF reached almost all corners of the globe – 190 countries to be exact – to help save children’s lives. We have chosen five stories of success to show how generous support from our donors paired with tireless work from UNICEF staff, volunteers and partners are truly making a difference, for every child. Read more »


Leaving a fighter’s life behind

Posted by: UNICEF September 21, 2017

Helping children formerly associated with armed groups in the Greater Kasai region resume their lives. Read more »

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Children released by armed groups in South Sudan

Posted by: UNICEF October 28, 2016

On October 26, 2016, a total of 145 children were released by armed groups in South Sudan. This is the largest number of children freed since 2015, when 1,775 children were released in the Greater Pibor Administrative Area. Read more »

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Child Soldier Story: From war to recovery

Posted by: UNICEF Canada February 12, 2016

February 12 is the International Day to End the Use of Child Soldiers. Every child deserves the opportunity to play, laugh and learn; to explore and grow in a world that nurtures them. But we hear too many child soldier stories from South Sudan, where a conflict is robbing them of their childhood. Read more »

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Helping child soldiers lay down their guns for good

Posted by: UNICEF Canada February 12, 2015

On the International Day Against the Use of Child Soldiers, we're using our voice to protect the children recruited and used by armed groups as conflicts around the world become more brutal, intense and widespread. Read more »


Cracking Down on Child Recruitment

Posted by: UNICEF Canada October 29, 2012

In this video, Pernille discusses the International Criminal Court's landmark conviction of Congolese warlord Lubanga Dyilo, and what it meant for children affected by war. Read more »

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The Compass

Posted by: UNICEF Canada October 26, 2012

Pernille Ironside is a Child Protection Specialist with UNICEF in emergencies. She has traveled to some of the most challenging and insecure areas in the world – to secure the release of tens of thousands of child soldiers from armed groups. Read more »

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International Day of Peace: A Child Soldier Leaves War Behind

Posted by: Emily McNally September 21, 2012

In Central African Republic, UNICEF is working to recover and rehabilitate children associated with armed groups so they can be reunited with their families, return to school – and just be kids again. Read more »

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UNICEF advocates for the protection of children in armed conflict

Posted by: UNICEF Canada March 9, 2012

Programmes in Uganda, Democratic Republic of Congo, Central African Republic and South Sudan, among other countries around the world, are supporting those children who manage to escape, are left behind or are captured during military operations, together with other conflict-affected children. Read more »

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