“I PUSHED THE BAYONET INTO THE BOYS CHEST AND WITH A GURGLE HE DIED IN FRONT OF ME. WHEN YOU KILL FOR THE FIRST TIME YOU CHANGE AUTOMATICALLY.”
This story, and many like it, are the daily reality for over 250,000 estimated child soldiers worldwide.
"Child soldiers are any children under the age of 18 who are recruited by a state or non-state armed group and used as fighters, cooks, suicide bombers, human shields, messengers, spies, or for sexual purposes. In the last 13 years, the use of child soldiers has spread to almost every region of the world and every armed conflict. Thousands of child soldiers are illegally serving in armed conflict around the world."(www.dosomething.org/facts/11-facts-about-child-soldiers)
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