Juba: Over 9,000 children have been recruited as soldiers in South Sudan’s brutal four-month long civil war by both the government and rebel forces, the UN’s human rights chief said. Children have also been killed during indiscriminate attacks on civilians by both sides.
Both government and rebel forces are guilty of recruiting children to fight, as well as a string of other abuses.
The UN has repeatedly made dire warnings on the extent of the humanitarian crisis, with more than 1.2 million people forced from their homes since fighting began on December 15, including almost 300,000 civilians fleeing to neighboring countries.