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How do kids become soldiers?
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14 year old child soldier in Sierra Leone How do kids become soldiers?
Over 300,000 children at any one time are involved in fighting in wars and disputes across the world according to the UNICEF, the UN's children's charity.

Many children are born into war zones and end up fighting when they are very young.

Sometimes they are raised by gangs or 'militia' in areas where there is a civil war. They often have no choice but to fight.


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