Recruitment of minors by illegal groups must end
Unicef’s representative in Colombia, American Paul Martin, denounced the recruitment of minors by illegal armed groups on the border between Ecuador and Venezuela. “It’s a problem due to the presence of armed groups in those areas. It’s not a cross-border problem”, Martin said to reporters.
Martin also said he is aware of other cases of forced enlisting in the Colombian Pacific. He asked for the governments of all three countries to “set aside their political differences and confront” the humanitarian issue derived from the situation.