May 23, 2010

The Lost Children - Child-Soldiers


This cannot continue...

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"Children need be the victims of war only if there is no will to prevent it. Experiences in dozens of conflicts confirm that extraordinary actions have been taken and can be taken to protect and provide for children." State of the World's Children, UNICEF, 1996.

With total misregard for  “The Convention on fhe Rights of the Child”, Article 29 (1), approximately 250.000 children under the age of 18 are thought to be fighting in conflicts around the world, and hundreds of thousands more are members of armed forces who could be sent into combat at any time. (Source for dates: www.amnestyusa.org)


Any war and any armed conflict always accompanies massive crimes against humanity, against civilians and especially against children. The less defense a person has the more this person has to suffer demages. In wars, hate rules and children have to suffer agonies – physically and  psychologically.

We can hardly imagine the impact of armed conflicts on children who are fighting as child soldiers. There is no source giving datas how many child soldiers lost their lifes , but we all know for sure that any child soldier looses his childhood and his soul was sold for war.

We all are supporting the problem as long as we do nothing to stop it. 

So let´s do something...
let´s

  •  get facts
  •  stay informed
  •  spread the word
  •  sign petitions
  •  shop for the cause
  •  donate
  •  join the movement                                                                                                                            ....and never forget to care about the "lost children". Thank you for reading.



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3 comments:

doublebeee said...

Thank you Cassarah for your post! All of this is a tragedy for humanity and should be stopped immediately. No one will ever be able to imagine the damage all of this is doing to the soul of a child!

mike1909 said...

thank you very much @Cassarah for the post

war crushes life and when on top of all we allow our children to fight it we crush their spirit
how can we hope for peace when children are taught to hate and kill

this has to stop now

angelzaroundus said...

There is so much work to be done to protect our children. Thank you for sharing the information and the resources.. I agree.. if we don't do something..spread the word.. we are part of the problem.

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