[JURIST] The UN reported on Friday that more than 6,000 child soldiers may be involved [UN News Centre report] in the conflict in the Central African Republic (CAR) [BBC backgrounder; JURIST news archive]. According to UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) [official website] spokesperson Marixie Mercado, recruitment of child soldiers [press release] is happening on all sides of the conflict, which has taken on sectarian overtones. "Violence and insecurity make children more vulnerable to recruitment, particularly if they are separated from their...

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