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Forced to fight, child soldiers suffer all their lives

Christina Ruta/spk: Saroja Coelho
February 13, 2013

February 12 marks Red Hand Day - a day to raise awareness for those children who are involved in armed conflict all over the world. Child soldiers are both victims and victimizers. They are often kidnapped, drugged and then forced to kill. Many of them struggle with what they have seen for a lifetime.


Report: Christina Ruta

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