Child Soldiering In Uganda And Sierra Leone.
The issue of child soldiers has become an increasing global concern. More than 300,000 soldiers under the age of 18 are fighting in conflicts in 41 countries around the world. The problem has been particularly serious in Sierra Leone where thousands of children have participated directly in armed conflict or have.
Main problems faced by children in Sierra Leone: Poverty. Sierra Leone numbers among the poorest countries in the world. 70% of its population lives below the poverty line.The gross national income of its inhabitants is more than 100 times lower than that of Italy’s inhabitants.
Children associated with armed forces and armed groups (CAAFAG), commonly referred to as “child soldiers,” are both boys and girls “who are part of any kind of regular or irregular armed force or armed group in any capacity, including, but not limited to: cooks, porters, messengers and those recruited for sexual purposes and for forced marriage.” During Sierra Leone’s bloody civil.
CENTER FOR GLOBAL DEVELOPMENT ESSAY For a decade, the small western African nation of Sierra Leone suffered through a brutal internal war that ended in 2002. Earlier this month, it held remarkably fair, peaceful and well-organized elections for president and parliament. No presidential candidate won the 55 percent of the vote.
The impact of the civil war in Sierra Leone The civil war in Sierra Leone lasted from 1991 to 2002. The Revolutionary United Front, led by Foday Sankoh and supported by Charles Taylor, fought against the constantly changing government. Sierra Leone is rich in diamonds but the government never shared their success with the population. As a result, the population of Sierra Leone didn’t have.
He was forced to join Sierra Leone’s 1991-2002 civil war at the age of 13, when he was recruited into the government army. While he has been able to turn his life around and was appointed the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) first Advocate for Children Affected by War in 2007, Beah worries about the country’s former child soldiers who are now unemployed.
Sierra Leone, to inform its situation analysis and next wave of country programme planning in 2013-14. It was modified and expanded to respond to a demand for a broad overview of gender issues in Sierra Leone. It focuses primarily on social data, and is not intended to be an analysis.