Sierra Leone sounds like an okay place to live. At a glance, it is covered with beaches and rivers and friendly people. Unless you are taken from your family and threatened to go fight in the civil war or you will die. Yea. Not fun. In the civil war in Sierra Leone children fight for the rebels (RUF) and the local militia. These kids are being taken away from everything they know and given drugs so it easier for them to kill. They're like 10 years old!!! With giant guns killing innocent people!! Yes, SOME of them escape. But most of them don't. The littler ones who are to young to hold or fire a gun are used as HUMAN SHIELDS! This is just sick, if you ask me. What kind of person takes a four year old and tells him to stand over there and draw attention to himself??!! It has to stop. We have already lost a ton of children do to this.