22 October 2015: At just 10 years of age, Baba worked as a cook for the South Sudan Democratic Army (SSDA) Cobra Faction armed group. Baba was separated from his family for nearly two years.
The family were reunited in 2015 and are rebuilding their lives after his long absence.
UNICEF are supporting Baba and hundreds of other children releases from armed groups by giving them psychosocial support, access to education and sustainable livelihoods. Baba has been given two goats to help support the family and he is part of an agricultural scheme to provide his family with a sustainable food source and income from growing vegetables. Read more.