An unofficial organization dedicated to the Catholic Church's Mission in Somalia.
Sunday, 27 September 2015
recruited have been freed from the armed forces and integrated into educational
programs – Mogadishu
About 400 children recruited by armed groups in Somalia have been
released and reintegrated into society through educational programs and
professional training. Thanks to a project that the United Nations Fund
launched 15 months ago in this Country of conflict in the Horn of Africa, 110
children have already enrolled in school. Many have been enrolled in
professional training programs such as electronic engineering, administration,
mechanics or carpentry. UNICEF estimates that currently about 5,000 children
and young people can be exploited as fighters, porters or cooks for armed
groups in Somalia. In 2012 the Government of Somalia had signed an action plan
to end the recruitment and prevent the use of children in armed conflict.
(Source: Agenzia Fides 18/09/2015)