Coronavirus Hardship Could Boost Child Soldier Numbers - UN


Speaking on the International Day against the Use of Child Soldiers - or Red Hand Day - the United Nations Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict, Virginia Gamba, said recruitment of child soldiers will likely rise as a result of coronavirus-related hardship.

Former child soldiers are released in Yambio in South Sudan in February 2018.

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