Things to know about ishmael Beah

sierra leone

Things to Know

· there are 300,000 child soldiers

· kids hopped up on drugs and carrying AK-47s

· around the world boy and girls are recruited in arm forces

· Beah at the age of 12 fled attacking the rebels

· by 13 he was picked up by the government army

· UNICEF works to release children from armed forces and armed groups as soon as possible even during armed conflict

· children associated with armed forces or armed groups are exposed to tremendous violence – often forced both to witness and commit violence, while themselves being abused, exploited, injured or even killed as a result.

· UNICEF supports services that care for the physical and mental health and well-being of such children, provide them with life skills and engage them in positive activities towards their future,

· In 2004 he graduated from Oberlin College

· Ishmael Beah was born in Sierra Leone in 1980.