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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.

Congo war producing new child soldiers despite increased awareness

The New York Times reported (in early November) that a “militia in eastern Congo recently recruited dozens of children to become soldiers…  and some of these children may now be fighting on the front lines.”  Tragically, according to the report, the children had been recruited at a school and “many of them had already been child soldiers and were in the process of reintegrating with their families.”

Heavily armed militia groups recently attacked a school in Congo to recruit child soldiers, says a Save the Children report released in London.

These children should be protected  at all costs.  Former child soldiers that are in the process of DDR programs should not be subjected to further trauma.  

Check out this video by UNICEF on helping former child soldiers in the Congo.

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2 Responses

  1. napoleon1 says:

    In our class at school, we are learning about the horrors committed by Joseph Kony and his LRA throughout Uganda and into the Congo. They truly are some of the worst crimes against humanity that are continuing to occur in our world. As our class learns, we also begin to wonder, what can we do to help? We are a philanthropically-inclined class that truly is looking for some guidance as to the best ways to focus our efforts. We all would really appreciate it if you could respond on my blog to this post with some ways that we could uniquely aid the child soldier problem i Africa. My address is http://napoleon1.wordpress.com/. Thanks!

  2. Babypandacool says:

    Hello, I am also in the same class as napoleon1. In our class we are learning much about Africa, and the horrible things that the LRA and Joseph Kony are doing with child soldiers. We just watched the documentary “Invisible Children” and are extremely intrested in ways we can help out. If you could respond either to naoleon1 or myself at http://babypandacool.wordpress.com/ it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks so much!

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