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U.N. Lends Help to Afghan Child Soldiers

Helping most of the country’s estimated 8,000 former child soldiers return to school or work is the focus of a United Nations program launched Tuesday. Some 5,000 minors across northern and central Afghanistan are to receive assistance this year, starting in the northeastern province of Badakhshan, the United Nations Children’s Fund said in a statement. After screening and medical checks, each child is to be offered the chance to return to school or learn skills to help them find work. They are also to be told of the perils of drug addiction, a growing problem in Afghanistan, and of land mines which still litter swaths of the country causing thousands of deaths and injuries each year. Full Story

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