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South Sudan: Comprehensive Action Plan to End & Prevent All Grave Violations Against Children Signed by Government

The Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict (SRSG CAAC), Ms. Virginia Gamba, witnessed the signature by the Government of South Sudan of an Action Plan to end and prevent all grave violations against children, the most comprehensive Action Plan signed to date by parties listed in the annexes of the Secretary-General [...]

2020-02-10T13:37:39-05:00Friday, 7 February 2020|

Protection of Children: Construction of UNMISS-Supported Office Begins at Army Headquarters

Original story by Beatrice Mategwa for UNMISS Sand has been piled up. Gravel is on the ready. A water tank is full. Some building blocks have been stacked up to one side, while others are being laid orderly, one on top of the other and smoothened with plaster. A handful of builders are hard at work [...]

2019-04-30T16:47:52-04:00Tuesday, 30 April 2019|

South Sudan: Government Armed Forces Reiterate Commitment Not to Enlist Children

Story by Gideon Sackitey originally published by UNMISS  “The children we enlist in the military are our own children, and we destroy them if this [practice] continues. We must respect them. They must not be allowed to lose their childhoods.” James Adol Acholl, is one of 50 soldiers belonging to the South Sudan People’s Defence Forces [...]

2019-03-14T09:04:48-04:00Thursday, 14 March 2019|

South Sudan’s Armed Groups Commit to End Violations Against Children

Original story by Beatrice Matega for UNMISS An unusual gathering in Juba, and an unusual dose of honesty. “We cannot deny that we use children in our forces,” said Major General Charles Machieng Kuol from the South Sudan Opposition Alliance (SSOA) at the gathering – of mainly officers from different military groups in South Sudan, [...]

2019-02-26T09:13:43-05:00Tuesday, 26 February 2019|

South Sudan: More Than 60 Children Released from Armed Groups in Yambio

By PHILLIP MBUGO, UNMISS Sixty-eight children associated with armed groups were released today in Yambio, South Sudan, following an assessment and verification conducted by the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF), the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) Child Protection Unit and the national Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration (DDR) commission. This is the [...]

2019-02-04T17:22:34-05:00Thursday, 31 January 2019|

South Sudan: UNMISS and UNICEF Support the Reunification of Abducted Children with their Families

Original story by Filip Andersson, UNMISS Every big journey starts with a small step. The first such steps, crucial ones at that, towards a happy family reunion have been taken by three young boys. Abducted in 2017, they have been released, and on Friday 14 December they arrived, from Bor, in Juba on board a [...]

2018-12-17T10:57:40-05:00Monday, 17 December 2018|

South Sudan: Opposition Forces in Jonglei Receive Training from UNMISS to End Child Recruitment

By UNMISS, GIDEON SACKITEY “The children in this place are our own. They are our brothers and sisters, we will not put them in harm’s way.” These emotional remarks by Jamus Ayut, the County Commissioner in Akobo, set the scene at the opening of a two-day workshop on child protection for 50 soldiers from the [...]

2018-12-11T16:41:32-05:00Friday, 30 November 2018|

South Sudan: Children Share Stories of Sufferings with Security Council Working Group

by Francesca Mold, UNMISS James Korok is just nineteen-years-old but has already experienced a lifetime of pain, fighting as a child soldier in the war in South Sudan. Despite that, he is one of the lucky ones. Released by the armed forces in remote Pibor, James is back in school and earning US$60 a week [...]

2018-11-08T14:01:45-05:00Thursday, 8 November 2018|