Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Child Soldiers in Sierra Leone

Do you know how many children are fighting in the world right now?? 300,000!!! Although they are spread over a span of 30 different countries... that is a lot of kids! Some of them as young as four years old. The children are taken from their homes and villages because they are easily manipulated and are too young to understand their actions. How terrible is that?! They are given drugs to help them be more useful in war. Wow! Most are under the age of 18! Some child soldiers are used as human shields and to clear landmines. Imagine how the parents would feel not knowing that there child is alive!?! OMG!

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