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The mission of Child Soldier Relief Foundation (CSR), a 501 (c)(3) non-profit, tax-exempt organization designated by the Internal Revenue Code, is to advocate on behalf of child soldiers by serving as a central repository of information on all topics relating to the topic of child soldiers.

Forsaken Voices – new report on child soldiers in the DRC – just released

…by Caritas Australia.  Called “Forsaken Voices: Desecration and Plunder in the Democratic Republic of Congo” the report covers:

the horrific effects of murder, rape, child soldiers and the extractive industry are having on the DRC. This direct account, garnered through local voices gives a unique insight into the tragedy of the ongoing conflicts.

Lulu Mitshabu, Africa Program Officer for Caritas: “1200 people die each day and 2000 are raped in a month… yet the world allows it to go on…”

According to the report:

Since January 2008, attacks against civilians have increased alarmingly, armed groups continue recruitment despite some moves toward surrender…  and perpetrators or past atrocities have yet to be brought to justice.

A video on sexual violence against women and children in the DRC accompanies the report:

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