South Sudan unveils psycho-social support manuals for ex-child soldiers

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South Sudan has unveiled a manual for psycho-social support services seeking to help rehabilitate and reintegrate thousands of ex-child soldiers in the war-torn nation.

The manual will be in English, Arabic and seven other local languages.

Speaking at the launch of the manual, the Chief of Child Protection of UN Children Fund (UNICEF), Jean Lieby said the manual of psychosocial support activities and trainers guide will help them reach 150,000 out of 1 million ex-child soldiers including girls this year.

“Over one million children are estimated to experience psychological distress in South Sudan. Currently with its partners, UNICEF is implementing psychosocial support in child friendly spaces in communities and schools across the country,” Lieby told journalists.

The manual was specifically produced for teachers and facilitators...readmore

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