Number of Children Recruited Into Conflict in West and Central Africa Increases

Fatoumata, 15, who was the house helper for an armed group, attends elementary school after she was helped by UNICEF and its partners, in Kidal, Mali August 31, 2021. UNICEF/Rooftop Prod/Handout via REUTERS

West and Central Africa has recorded the highest number of children recruited into conflict of any region in the world, and the number is growing, the U.N. children’s agency said on Tuesday.

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SOURCE: Reuters – Reporting by Nellie Peyton; Additional reporting by Emma Farge in Geneva;

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