(STL.News) More children could be pushed into joining armed groups in #conflict? Zones as families face increasing poverty due to the Covid-19 pandemic, a top #UN? official warned on Friday. The exact number of #ChildSoldiers? is unknown. Still, in 2019 alone, about 7,740 children – some as young as six – were recruited and used as fighters or in other roles by mostly non-state armed groups, according to United Nations data.
Lack of school and money many families worldwide have chosen to sacrifice their children to the army to survive.
Wikipedia page – Children in the military
YouTube video provided courtesy of France 24