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UN: Hundreds of Thousands of Child Soldiers Kept in Slavery

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More than 11,000 child soldiers were freed from military slavery last year, but the United Nations has said there may still be hundreds of thousands left around the world.

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Past Member (0)
Wednesday July 11, 2012, 5:12 pm
Noted. Thanks.

Susanne R. (249)
Wednesday July 11, 2012, 5:28 pm
Q. What kind of people deprive children of their innocence, force them into military and/or sexual slavery, and place their lives at risk for the purpose of achieving their own misguided goals?

A. Ignorant, evil and cowardly people.

The article states that: " The crime of recruiting and using children as soldiers 'is now written in stone, nobody can say they are unaware of it.' " Let's hope they're able to enforce these rules.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday July 11, 2012, 5:32 pm
UN: Hundreds of Thousands of Child Soldiers Kept in Slavery

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Aletta Kraan (146)
Wednesday July 11, 2012, 6:12 pm
Noted , poor children , they should be able to play !!

Monica D. (580)
Wednesday July 11, 2012, 7:59 pm
Very sad.

JM A. (176)
Wednesday July 11, 2012, 9:34 pm

Past Member (0)
Thursday July 12, 2012, 3:34 am

veronique L. (209)
Thursday July 12, 2012, 8:00 am
So sad....

Patricia Ces (8)
Thursday July 12, 2012, 8:21 am
Thanks for spreading the word!! We all need to know about issues like this in order to take action!

Past Member (0)
Thursday July 12, 2012, 8:29 am
as long as any being lives in fear, hate, exploitation and death at the hands of man so shall all men live under this same threat, don't fool yourself no one is free as long as another is oppressed. withdraw your consent for as long as we agree to the small things we have agreed to the big ones, the pebble seems so small but its effects are far reaching
protect life, prosecute those that seek to destroy our shared home and our fellow beings
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Gloria picchetti (305)
Thursday July 12, 2012, 9:18 am
Noted. Spam flagged.

. (0)
Thursday July 12, 2012, 9:40 am
sad commentary...

Gene Jacobson (273)
Thursday July 12, 2012, 1:29 pm
This is far too common place. I do not understand why it is tolerated anywhere, why the UN is not out front on this issue doing something about it? It isn't new, this isn't a practice just begun, it has been so forever, Iraq and Iran used children in their own tawdry little war and so have nations or tribes throughout history. The real question is what generation will it be that ends it forever? Let it be ours, let it be now.

John B. (194)
Thursday July 12, 2012, 6:27 pm
Thanks Cal for the link to the Telegraph article. Ms. Radhika Coomaraswamy
term as UN special representative on children in conflict has produced good results but a lot more has to be done by the UN and their judicial arm the ICJ. Forcing Children into being killing machines and denying them their childhood is a crime against humanity. Read and sadly noted.

Terri Hughes (401)
Thursday July 12, 2012, 9:38 pm
Thanks very sad that these children can't be children and be able to go outside and play, instead of outside with a gun in there hands shooting people. This is NOT the way they should be raised. These wars and violence must end. You can't blame the children, it isn't there fault. It is TERRIBLE that they have to live this way!!!

pam w. (138)
Thursday July 12, 2012, 10:47 pm
"The UN believes hundreds of thousands of children are forced to fight at gunpoint by the Taliban in Afghanistan, Congo warlord Bosco Ntaganda, the Shebab in Somalia, Ansar Dine in Mali and other terror groups and private armies around the world."

++++++++++++++++++ Ah, yes.....the "religion of peace."

Not one of us can imagine what will happen to these children when they become adults (assuming they live long enough) and how irreparably they will be damaged!

Rose Becke (287)
Thursday July 12, 2012, 10:57 pm
it is sickening Thanks Cal

Past Member (0)
Friday July 13, 2012, 2:35 am
Horrible beyond any words I could muster.
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