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Why Child Soldiers are Such a Complex Issue | Refugee Survey Quarterly | Oxford Academic

Citation<p>Alexandre J. Vautravers; Why Child Soldiers are Such a Complex Issue, <i>Refugee Survey Quarterly</i>, Volume 27, Issue 4, 1 December 2008, Pages …

Oxford University Press

India Has 3,000 Child Soldiers, New Report Says

Thousands of children are serving as child soldiers across India. That is the devastating conclusion of a new report by the Asian Center for Human Rights.<p>According to the study, the recruitment of child soldiers in the country is "rampant," as at least 3,000 children have been involved in various …

In South Sudan, 300 war-weary children have a chance to be children again In the relative cool shade provided by two giant water-starved…

<i>In the relative cool shade provided by two giant water-starved trees in the unforgiving South Sudanese bush sits patiently a large dishevelled group of children. Sitting in front of them are an earnest group of adults.</i><p><i>On approaching this group you could be forgiven for thinking this was a field trip undertaken by a local school. It’s not until you get a little closer that you notice that most of these children are carrying high velocity automatic weapons.</i><p><i>A little unnerving seeing such weapons</i> …

The child soldiers of Yemen | Yemen

Sanaa, one of the oldest cities of the world, is now a patchwork of many checkpoints. Last September, the heavily fortified Yemeni capital fell to Houthi fighters, and in just six months the rebels dissolved the assembly and took over the government.<p>These young boys are usually recruited from …

Africa

The children turned into killers

Because, as horrific as it is, the use — and abuse — of child soldiers, as young as eight, is nothing new.<p>Since 2000, the participation of child …

ISIS Trains Child Soldiers at Camps for ‘Cubs of the Islamic State’

Their guns are as big as they are — which is not saying much.<p>On the streets of Syria and Iraq, ISIS militants are building a small army — literally. The use and recruitment of child soldiers is a war crime. It's also a practice which ISIS has boasted of in photos and videos splashed across the …

Islamic State (ISIS)

South Sudan’s Cobra Faction Releases Hundreds of Child Soldiers

Hundreds of child soldiers were released in South Sudan on Tuesday, UNICEF said, as part of a broader plan to free up to 3,000 young fighters from the country's civil war.<p>The release of 300 kids in Pibor, Jonglei State, is part of a peace deal between the South Sudan Democratic Army (SSDA) Cobra …

Africa

Child Soldiers, or 'Cubs,' Shown in Latest ISIS Video

A new video released by ISIS on Sunday purportedly shows the terror group training children, who can be seen standing in formation, chanting, praying and participating in physical exercises.<p>Alex Kassirer, of global security firm and NBC News consultant Flashpoint Intelligence, said the video …

Boko Haram

The Child Soldiers Fighting Boko Haram

To combat Boko Haram, village militias in northern Nigeria have been employing kids in the fight against the insurgents.<p>At 14 years old, Aliko should …

Africa

How Change Happens: The Real Story of Mrs. Rosa Parks & The Montgomery Bus Boycott

Many of us grew up in school learning the story of Mrs. Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott as a neat, tidy story of individual heroism. Mrs. Parks, a seamstress tired after a hard day at work courageously sat down, a young preacher, Dr. Martin Luther King, charismatically stood up. They …