Former Child Soldiers - South Sudan (27 images)

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South Sudan split from Sudan in 2011 following an overwhelming 98.83% support for independence. However civil war broke out in 2013 and the fighting that ensued led to an astonishing 400,000 being killed and nearly four million people fleeing their homes. Combine these numbers with the fact that 83% of the refugees were women and children, it is no surprise that an estimated 19,000 children were recruited by armed groups - often having to do unspeakable things that no child should ever bear...
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