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Children Increasingly Becoming the Spoils of War

Former child soldiers enlisted by Al Shabaab are handed over to the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) after their capture by forces of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM). Credit: UN Photo/Tobin JonesBy Beatriz CiordiaUNITED NATIONS, Jul 14 2015 (IPS)Whether in Palestine, Ukraine or Somalia, wars result in millions of children threatened by the brutality of armed conflict.The numbers speak for themselves: more than 300,000 child soldiers are currently exploited in situations of armed conflict and six million children have been severely injured or permanently disabled, according to UNICEF.The past year was one of the worst ever for children affected …read more

Source: Inter Press Service

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