10 Facts about Ishmael Beah
Sierra Leone, and Child Soldiers
- There is around 300,000 child soldiers.
- The children are on drugs, and have AK-47’s.
- Children are used as soldiers in more than 50 conflicts around the world.
- Some joined by force, and others join as a result of economic, social, or security pressures.
- The children are exposed to a lot of violence, forced to both watch, and commit violence.
- Also these children are often abused, exploited, injured or even killed.
- By the age of 13 Ishmael Beah was picked up by the government army.
- Sierra Leone is found in the Western part of Africa.
- Along the coast of Sierra Leone is the Atlantic Ocean.
- Eventually once Ishmael was released, he was sent to a UNICEF rehabilitation center to regain his humanity.