EPIDEMIC

UNICEF: 89 Boys Abducted in South Sudan

At least 89 boys have been abducted by an armed group in South Sudan, according to UNICEF. Armed soldiers surrounded the town of Malakal and invaded individual homes, taking boys older than 12 by force. UNICEF did not specify which group was responsible. According to the nited Nations, 12,000 children have been recruited and used as soldiers in South Sudan.