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source: web.amnesty.org/ai.nsf/
Index/MDE010032001?
OpenDocument&of=THEMES\
CHILDREN+JUVENILES


www.freethechildren.com/
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children at war

Over 300,000 children under the age of 18 serve as child soldiers in government forces or armed rebel groups
in 33 on-going armed conflicts…
  • About 120,000 child soldiers in Africa, account for about 1/2 the total around the world.


  • In Uganda, children make up 90% of the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA), an armed opposition group. Children mostly between the ages of 13 and 16. Girls are also forced into armed combat, facing the added trauma of sexual slavery. Nearly 100% of girl soldiers who escaped the LRA in Uganda have sexually transmitted diseases.


  • In Cambodia, a survey of wounded soldiers found that 20% of them were between the ages of 10 and 14.


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