Monday 23 October 2017

Plan International to reintegrate 74 ex-Seleka children

Plan International to reintegrate 74 ex-Seleka children
(APA 09/25/17)

APA-Bangui (CAR) - The NGO Plan International, with the support of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), will take care of the schooling and economic reintegration of 74 children who fought among the ranks of ex-Selekas rebels groups.

It was the armed groups themselves who, in the presence of the local authorities, handed over the children to UNICEF on Sunday in Kaga-Bandoro. They include 26 boys and 48 girls who took part in the activities of ex-Selekas, already demobilized.

This was done within the spirit of the commitment between the UN children’ agency and the representative of the Selekas, signed at the Kaga-Bandoro area.

This was the second group of children recruits handed over to UNICEF by armed groups in Kaga Bandoro.

Last April, 215 children were extracted from the anti-Balaka group and handed over to UNICEF which trained them before returning the children to their parents.

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