A lost childhood: Life as child soldier in South Sudan

Oct 15, 2013, 10:18 AM, Akobo, Jonglei, South Sudan

South Sudan is the newest country in the world. Wracked by two civil wars, insecurity and unrest are still a challenge in some states. In this podcast, John Gang Amot, a Christian Aid partner speaks to Gen Lomax, a Communications Officer, about his lost childhood as he was taken from his parents at the age of 12 to become a child soldier. In this heart felt account he tracks his long and dangerous journey across the desert to Ethiopia, tells of the hardships of training camps and how he survived life in a refugee camp in Kenya, before returning home to find his family and rebuild his homeland. #conflict #development #South Sudan #poverty # Ethiopia #Kenya #child soldier

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