The Central African Republic reports that approximately 10,000 children continue to serve in combat roles within armed groups, impeding efforts to achieve peace and societal normalcy.

Marthe Kirima, the Minister for Family and Gender, highlighted that children are not only recruited for combat but also as spies, messengers, cooks, and sex slaves. Despite a peace deal in 2019, conflicts persist, with the U.N. working towards reintegrating child soldiers into society through various training programs. Stories of former child soldiers becoming peace ambassadors reflect the ongoing challenges and hopes for reconciliation in the nation.