Stop Child Soldier Use in Sudan

South Sudan has been engaged in a civil war for 18 months now, with both sides using children to help fight their battles. Accounts in Sudan show hundreds of boys remain in the government's forces, which have left burned villages as the conflict continues. Opposing armed forces have committed similar war crimes during this conflict, killing civilians because of their ethnicity and torching villages. Use and recruitment of children under 18 is illegal under South Sudanese law, but is still common practice. They should follow through, order their forces to stop, and punish commanders who use child soldiers. South Sudan's authorities should prosecute commanders who direct or allow child recruitment. What do you think of child soldier use? How can it be stopped?

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