Today, 250,000 child soldiers are still in the hands of armed groups and forces in the world.
A scourge that continues
It is difficult to estimate the number of child soldiers. The numbers are constantly changing. If thousands of children have been demobilized from armed forces in which they fought over the last five years with the end of armed conflict in countries such as Afghanistan, Angola and Sierra Leone, thousands of other have been involved in new conflicts, such as in Côte d’Ivoire, Sudan and Chad. In countries such as Colombia, Burma (Myanmar) and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), there has been little change and thousands of children continue to be used as soldiers.
In Africa. The African continent has the largest number of child soldiers. Child soldiers are used in the context of armed conflict in Burundi, Côte d’Ivoire, Uganda, the Democratic Republic of…
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