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06 Jun 2008 description
report Mail and Guardian

Thousands of child refugees from Darfur, some as young as nine, are being abducted and sold to warring militias as child soldiers, a British human rights group reports on Friday.

The organisation, Waging Peace, has filmed testimony in refugee camps in eastern Chad, describing how children, mostly boys between nine and 15, have been forcibly taken from their families by camp leaders, who are then trafficking them to militias.

The report singles out the Darfur rebel group fighting the Khartoum government, the Justice and Equality Movement, as the main offender.