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UN calls on Myanmar to accelerate release of child soldiers

Many children who once worked for armed groups need reintegration help, according to children's rights NGOs. Photo: Naresh Newar/IRINThe United Nations has welcomed the release of 42 children by the Myanmar Armed Forces, known as the Tatmadaw, and called for accelerating the discharge of remaining children within the ranks of the army. The children were released to their families on Sunday in the presence of senior Government officials as well as representatives from the UN Children’s Fund Continue reading