COVID-19 Pandemic stress seen swelling global ranks of child soldiers

(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

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