Child Soldiers: a Moral Issue
By: Steven Binzer
Most child soldiers are from North and Eastern Africa. However, many child soldiers also live in the Middle East. Here are some facts
- There are 300,000 child soldiers in the world.
- 15-16,000 live in Chad and South Sudan.
- Even Colombia at times has used child soldiers.
- 5 % of child soldiers live in South Sudan.
But, the most important thing to know about this issue is to know that you can help. It is helpful sometimes to reflect on what you have and give to others in order to stop this abuse.
This is a picture of a young child holding an automatic machine gun.
Child Soldier Use Map
This shows the distribution of child soldiers.
A child soldier in Africa.