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    The Horror that Are Child Soldiers

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    the world (Kaplan). These children are called child soldiers. A child soldier is classified as a person enlisted in an army or militia that is under the age of eighteen. (11 Facts). They are recruited into armies for many different reasons and used for many different tasks. There are a number of countries that children are forced to fight in such as Columbia, Myanmar, Iraq, and many more (11 Facts/Kaplan). Children should not be forced to be soldiers in war because it puts young lives at risk. Children

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    child soldiers

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    through abduction. “During their abduction children may be beaten, raped, tortured, or forced to carry out acts of violence against family members to avoid being killed themselves.” (Machel p. 33) Once taken, children must choose between becoming a soldier or being killed. Children may also volunteer to join armed groups through desperation. Poverty and hunger are strong motivators; some children join simply for a daily meal and clothing. “Children may also volunteer because they are promised prestige

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    Child Soldiers Essay

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    Balaji Mr. Ruskus World Core 19 May 2014 Poverty and its Relation to Child Soldiers Throughout the world, the use of child soldiers in both civil wars and international conflicts has been evident. Children are combatants in nearly three-quarters of the world’s conflicts and pose . Moral reasons aside, the use of child soldiers leaves the population of demobilized child soldiers psychologically scarred, and regions where child soldiers are used risk long-term instability as children are consumed in ongoing

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    Child Soldiers Amnesty

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    One of the major problems in the Middle East is child related. To be specific, child soldiers. It is estimated that there are over 38,000 kids who are forced into being child soldiers (Storr). Because child soldiers can’t prevent their horrific fate, they deserve to be granted amnesty by the United Nations. One main reason why they should be given amnesty is because they are forced and drugged into becoming killers. Children at such a young age don't have the mental ability to think long term of

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    Sherwood, OR. Our class has debated over whether or not child soldiers deserve amnesty for the crimes they committed while in combat. There are many who are worthy of this, mainly because of the fact that they were captured, drugged, and forced to watch a violent movie before entering the battlefield. It is unjust to punish people who were given no other choice in whether they enlisted in the army or not. While it is true that some child soldiers have been known to volunteer in the army out of patriotism

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    Child Soldier

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    violence and target killing. Because of the kids participating in the war, they do not get to have a chance at life. Child soldiers have unique health problems. Youths and teenagers utilize their energy to destroy humanity through weapons. Although, the contribution of children may help in the war, the environment has negative effects on youth and kids. Therefore, the use of child soldiers must stop throughout the world. Firstly, kids do not get to have a chance at life. What is life? It is a gift from

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    Child Soldiers in Africa

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    Child soldier is a worldwide issue, but it became most critical in the Africa. Child soldiers are any children under the age of 18 who are recruited by some rebel groups and used as fighters, cooks, messengers, human shields and suicide bombers, some of them even under the aged 10 when they are forced to serve. Physically vulnerable and easily intimidated, children typically make obedient soldiers. Most of them are abducted or recruited by force, and often compelled to follow orders under threat

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    Children at War: Child Soldiers

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    In the United States the idea of children serving as soldiers is an unfathomable concept; in many countries around the world, however, child soldiers perform tasks such as robbery, torture, and even murder for people such as drug lords, and political activists. Things like this are tragic even for adults; dealing with death everyday, knowing that one could be killed any second by an opposing force can really hurt someone mentally, and physically. This tragedy is not really even thought of that much

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    Child Soldiers in Developing Countries

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    or are recruited into the military. Any child under the age of 18 is a target. The most vulnerable are children under the age of 10. Why? The younger they are, the easier it is to control them. No children should ever experience anything this inhumane and horrific. Unfortunately, these children are ripped from their innocence and forced into an unimaginable hell. Life in the military is not easy for anyone. Dedication is essential to be a successful soldier. However, the children forced into the military

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    Child Soldiers Thesis

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    Are child soldiers the ones to blame for all those massacres? Do they deserve being charged for being forced to murder? Or do we grant them protection? Over the past 10 years more than one million child soldiers have been massacred in hostility, over 6 million were wounded, and 10 million of them were left with severe brain trauma. All of this because these children are forced into becoming something they have never wanted to be apart of. There are many children as young as 7 that are recruited as

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