Faith Fitzsimmons

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This Is What It Looks Like When Child Soldiers Lay Down Their Arms

The civil war in South Sudan is ongoing, but some 3,000 child soldiers will have the chance to give up their weapons and return home.<p>The children in question were part of a rebel group known as the South Sudan Democratic Movement's Cobra Faction, a branch commanded by a frequent antagonist of the …

Isis releases video of child soldiers training for jihad in Syria camp for 'cubs of the caliphate'

Isis has released a new propaganda video claiming to show a terror training camp for children dubbed jihadist “cubs”.<p>Around 80 boys are seen standing …

Human Rights

Identifying the war-afflicted teenagers most in need of mental health care

A new study finds widespread post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, and suicidal ideation among teenagers in warn-torn Northern Uganda, not only …

In South Sudan, 300 war-weary children have a chance to be children again In the relative cool shade provided by two giant water-starved…

<i>In the relative cool shade provided by two giant water-starved trees in the unforgiving South Sudanese bush sits patiently a large dishevelled group of children. Sitting in front of them are an earnest group of adults.</i><p><i>On approaching this group you could be forgiven for thinking this was a field trip undertaken by a local school. It’s not until you get a little closer that you notice that most of these children are carrying high velocity automatic weapons.</i><p><i>A little unnerving seeing such weapons</i> …

Child soldiers fighting on both sides of South Sudan's civil war

They are supposed to be sitting for exams, but hundreds of South Sudanese children are now feared to be on their way to the front line as the …

The child soldiers of Yemen | Yemen

Sanaa, one of the oldest cities of the world, is now a patchwork of many checkpoints. Last September, the heavily fortified Yemeni capital fell to Houthi fighters, and in just six months the rebels dissolved the assembly and took over the government.<p>These young boys are usually recruited from …

The Child Soldiers Fighting Boko Haram

To combat Boko Haram, village militias in northern Nigeria have been employing kids in the fight against the insurgents.<p>At 14 years old, Aliko should …

‘Raising tomorrow’s mujahideen’: the horrific world of Isis’s child soldiers

Isis’s bid to build a society hasn’t stopped at the recruitment of women. Foreigners have been encouraged to bring their whole families to Iraq and Syria to “live under the shade of the caliphate”.<p>In November 2014, Isis released a video introducing “some of our newest brothers from Kazakhstan”, who …

Human Rights

He's 14. He Was A Child Soldier. He's Suicidal. How Can He Be Saved?

The boy was abducted by the Lord's Liberation Army to serve as a child soldier when he was 7. He had been forced to kill his uncle with a machete.<p>At 14, he escaped and made his way back to his parents. But he wasn't himself.<p>He couldn't sleep at night, and during the day, he'd run around the village …