Posted by: africanpressorganization | 10 April 2009

Burundi / Demobilization of 112 children, including two girls

 


 

Burundi / Demobilization of 112 children, including two girls

 

BUJUMBURA, Burundi, April 10, 2009/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Daily press briefing by the office of the spokesperson for the UN secretary-general

 

On Burundi, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict, Radhika Coomaraswamy, has welcomed the demobilization of 112 children, including two girls from the Forces Nationales pour la Libération (FNL) last week in Burundi.  FNL also committed to facilitate the future separation of another estimated 200 children identified in their ranks in the near future.

 

Coomaraswamy said that the demobilization and reintegration into the communities of former child combatants had to remain a priority in Burundi.

 

SOURCE : United Nations – Office of the Spokesperson of the Secretary-General


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