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SIERRA LEONE: New Child Hotline Offers Hope to Children Affected by Civil War

By at April 12, 2012 | 10:41 am

SIERRA LEONE: New Child Hotline Offers Hope to Children Affected by Civil War

(MissionNewswire) The potential to help nearly 4,000 children made homeless due to the aftermath of Sierra Leone’s decade-long civil war is behind the launch of a new, 24-hour telephone counseling hotline. The Child Hotline 116 is an around-the-clock counseling hotline staffed by social workers—along with other trained professionals—offering hope and prospects more...

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(IRIN) GLOBAL: Fighting for the Rights of Child Soldiers

By at January 17, 2012 | 9:08 am

(IRIN) GLOBAL: Fighting for the Rights of Child Soldiers

(IRIN) - At the end of November 2011, Somalia and the Central African Republic became the latest countries to commit to end the use of child soldiers – a move seen as “encouraging” by the UN, albeit with the proviso that the situation in both countries remains volatile.All sides to the Somali conflict have reportedly been recruiting children. An official more...

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