Thursday, January 29, 2009

Child Soldier Statistics

Child Soldiers are children who were forced to leave their homes after their parents were either killed in a war or died, then when "the soldiers" came to war with their cities/villages, they were told to leave with them. So the children did.

Statistics on Child Soldiers:

*From ages 4-14 & sometimes even up to 18
*Said to be turned into "effective killers"
*Many girls were "sexually victimized" and forced to be "soldiers' wives"
*When on drugs, children "would do just about anything that was ordered"
*Most children said they "didn't want to fight," but yet, "just wanted to go to school"

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