Child soldiers are still forced to fight in post civil war Central African Republic

  Published on 2017-11-19

Published on Youtube on February 16, 2017 by IN THE NOW Up to 10,000 kids were recruited and used by rebel groups when civil war broke out in Central African Republic in 2012, sometimes as young as eight years old (source: UNICEF). In 2015, when the sides agreed to a ceasefire, UNICEF and Red Cross began saving children from the war. Children return changed after the war, so they have to be “deprogrammed” first. Despite efforts of international organizations, 2,500 child soldiers are still with armed groups.