News Outlets Examine Violence Against Children In South Sudan Conflict
International Business Times: South Sudan Violence: 129 Children Killed In May; Girls Raped And Boys Castrated, Says U.N.
“A South Sudanese military spokesperson reportedly questioned the credibility of a statement issued Wednesday by [UNICEF], in which it alleged that at least 129 children were killed during clashes between government and rebel forces in May…” (Pandey, 6/19).
VOA News: U.N. Accuses S. Sudan of Unspeakable Violence Against Children
“…UNICEF’s executive director, Anthony Lake, said survivors reported that boys were castrated and left to bleed while girls as young as 8 were gang raped and killed. … UNICEF estimates some 13,000 children have been forced to participate in the conflict…” (6/18).