Sarah Crowe discusses releasing children from the South Sudan Democratic Army Faction

World Today

The United Nations is helping to secure the release of about 3,000 children from a South Sudanese armed group, as part of an ongoing peace process. In one of the largest efforts of its kind, the first batch of 280 children were handed over earlier in the week. They were recruited by the South Sudan Democratic Army Faction.

Sarah Crowe discusses releasing children from the South Sudan Democratic Army Faction

The United Nations is helping to secure the release of about 3,000 children from a South Sudanese armed group, as part of an ongoing peace process. In one of the largest efforts of its kind, the first batch of 280 children were handed over earlier in the week. They were recruited by the South Sudan Democratic Army Faction.

Now, they’re in the care of the United Nations Children’s Fund, after turning-in their weapons and their uniforms.
CCTV’s UN Correspondent Liling Tan interviewed UNICEF’s Chief of Crisis Communications Sarah Crowe about the daunting task of securing the release, and the monumental work that still lies ahead.