Thursday, January 29, 2009

How many are there?!

In Sierra Leone, there are 10,000 child soldiers,(and that's just Sierra Leone!) 60% of them are said to be females. Most child soldiers are between the ages of 4 and 14; but there are also child soldiers on up to the age of 18. (Which wasn't very common, unless you lived and served with them from the age of 4!! Sooo I guess you could ultimately call that rare.) Worldwide, there are 300,000 child soldiers. (Oh my goodnessss!) But to say the least, most of these children didn't actually have the choice to join. For most, their parents died in a war, and the soldiers told them to come with them. And so the children did. (Now if it were me, I think I would want to have a choice!!)

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