Photo of the Month: Backstory

Sudan, 2001: Former child soldiers link hands as they make their way onto the United Nations airplane in which they are being evacuated by UNICEF, from a combat zone in the province of Northern Bahr el Ghazal in southern Sudan. They are en route to transit centers in the nearby province of Lakes. UNICEF is a global leader in the demobilization of child soldiers.

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© UNICEF/NYHQ2001-0088/Stevie Mann
Sudan, 2001