Child Soldiers of Africa
A Growing Concern
Child soldiers are found all over Africa. They are recruited in the most horrid ways, and forced to walk around with various weapons fighting their own villages. The rebels that make these children into monsters brainwash them with drugs to gain control.
Democratic Republic of the Congo
The DRC has a population of over 75 million citizens, among them 30 thousand are child soldiers. The rebels, and DRC army use child soldiers because not many people have the heart to kill children. Many of these children never see their family again and the DRC in 2001 made SOS Children's Villages where ex soldiers are given treatment, education, and a safe home to get them away from danger and war.