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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Children in the Warzone

Many of us are now aware of the atrocities committed by Joseph Kony in Africa, but what about children who face warfare on a global scale?
According to Children's Rights Portal, a nonprofit activism organization:

"During the last 10 years, around 10 million children are estimated to have been killed as a result of war. The situations resulting from armed conflicts affect primarily children because of their vulnerability, and do so in many different ways. Often alone and helpless because of the reigning chaos, some become child soldiers, others are forced into exploitation. The fundamental rights of these children are shamelessly flouted for the benefit of barbarous and cruel acts. Many of them remain deeply traumatized, wounded, or even disabled."

And, please, spread awareness. War does not just kill soldiers, but razes future generations.

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