Sunday, June 29, 2014

Five Countries Where Child Soldiers Still Exist

Child soldiers and child combatants may seem like a far away problem, but you might be surprised at how common they still are. In 14 countries that span the globe from Asia, to Africa and South America, children as young as 10 are being trained, armed and sent to the front lines. If these children survive combat, they often grow up with a unique set of psychosocial issues that are rarely addressed in their home countries. Most of these countries have diplomatic ties with the west, and a number of them receive aid, yet the vast majority of these countries would rather ignore this issue than confront it head on. Here are 5 places that sill use child soldiers today: READ MORE.....