• Sat, 01 Sep 2018 13:50
    Myanmar releases 75 more child soldiers: UNICEF
    Myanmar's military has released 75 child soldiers, a UN agency said, its first discharge this year as part of a gradual process to end decades of forced recruitment of underage fighters.
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  • Mon, 28 Aug 2017 12:46
    Myanmar and militants trade Rakhine atrocity accusations
    YANGON - Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi on Monday accused Rohingya fighters of burning down homes and using child soldiers during a recent surge in violence in troubled Rakhine state, allegations denied by the militants themselves.
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  • Fri, 09 Sep 2016 18:43
    Myanmar army discharges 55 child soldiers: UN
    YANGON - Myanmar's military discharged 55 child soldiers from its ranks on Friday, the United Nations said while warning that new underage recruits continue to enter the armed forces.
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  • Thu, 02 Jun 2016 01:00
    Thailand 20th in the World Slavery Index
    Forced labour fishing industry, sexual exploitation, and child soldiers in southern conflict cited as concerns.
  • Sun, 13 Mar 2016 10:38
    Myanmar army frees 46 child soldiers: state media
    YANGON - Myanmar's powerful military released 46 child soldiers from service, state media reported Sunday, the latest move towards ending a scourge that has long beset the nation.
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  • Fri, 13 Mar 2015 01:00
    Australia helps prevent child soldier recruitment
    The Australian government, through its ambassador to Myanmar, yesterday granted 2.5 million Australian dollars to UNICEF to finance the organisation's projects in the country aimed at stopping the recruitment of child soldiers.
  • Fri, 13 Feb 2015 01:00
    Unicef's integration efforts for released child soldiers
    Unicef in Myanmar is working on the reintegration programmes designed for children formerly associated with armed forces and released recently.
  • Tue, 27 Jan 2015 15:04
    Army moves to end child recruitment
    Actions taken against officers as more than 400 child soldiers freed in 2014
  • Sat, 24 Jan 2015 15:05
    More than 400 child soldiers freed from Myanmar army in 2014: UN
    BANGKOK (AFP) - Myanmar's military freed more than 400 child soldiers last year, the United Nations has confirmed, a record number since the "tatmadaw" army signed a 2012 pact with the UN on the issue.
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  • Fri, 01 Aug 2014 18:02
    Myanmar frees 91 child soldiers from armed forces: UN
    YANGON - Myanmar's army has freed 91 children and young people from its armed forces, the United Nations said on Friday, in the country's latest move towards ending the use of child soldiers.
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  • Tue, 21 Jan 2014 00:00
    Army releases 96 child soldiers
    The army released 96 child soldiers and returned them to their parents at the No 1 Interrogation Centre in Hlaing Township.
  • Tue, 02 Jul 2013 00:00
    In Myanmar the underground trade in boy soldiers continues
    I have spent more than a decade documenting the use of child soldiers in Myanmar, and have interviewed boys who were only 11 when they were forced to join the army. Initially, Myanmar's government flatly denied any use of children by its army, despite evi
  • Wed, 05 Sep 2012 00:00
    Myanmar army releases 42 more child soldiers
    The Myanmar army yesterday allowed 42 children to resign from military service, in a bid to end the recruitment of minors in the armed forces after decades of civil war.
  • Mon, 05 Mar 2012 00:00
    When the kids are the killers
    The UN's commander in Rwanda offers a plan for disarming child soldiers. Admirable, if wishful, thinking
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