UN Frees More Child Soldiers

From the Department of Good News:

The United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, known as MONUC, announced today that it has freed nearly two dozen children from the ranks of the country’s armed forces this week.

For a mission that is catching some flak right now for allegedly working with an indicted war criminal, it’s worth remembering that these peacekeepers do all sorts of good stuff. Such as rescuing child soldiers. Rescuing a lot of child soldiers.

(image of former child soldier, from United Nations Photo)