tens of thousands of girls and boys needs to be according to Unicef, the world as child soldiers. Reliable Numbers were missing, but some estimates were that up to 250,000 child soldiers worldwide.

many children would be abused by parties to the conflict in the protracted conflicts in South Sudan, the Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, in Somalia, in Syria and in Yemen for their purposes. Also in Afghanistan, Mali or Myanmar girls and boys were used as child soldiers or helpers of armed groups, according to the children’s Fund the United Nations the world day against the use of child soldiers on 12. February.

Not all of the children in the fight, many will have to make as a scout or Ambassador useful or cooking, wear and collect wood. Some of the girls were forced to be married with fighters, and girls as well as boys, were sexually abused, reported Unicef. In extreme cases, children would be forced to act as “human shields” or to blow themselves up in crowded places, even in the air.

Unicef called on all governments to do more against these serious violations of children’s rights. In the action Red Hand Day is to be set on Tuesday with red hand-prints a character, in order to give the demand.


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Teodora Torrendo is an investigative journalist and is a correspondent for European Union. She is based in Zurich in Switzerland and her field of work include covering human rights violations which take place in the various countries in and outside Europe. She also reports about the political situation in European Union. She has worked with some reputed companies in Europe and is currently contributing to USA News as a freelance journalist. As someone who has a Masters’ degree in Human Rights she also delivers lectures on Intercultural Management to students of Human Rights. She is also an authority on the Arab world politics and their diversity.


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