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  • 1. Child Soldiers in Sierra Leone
  • 2. Sierra Leone is a country on the coast of West Africa.
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  • 3. Despite being full of diamonds, the average wage of a person in Sierra Leone is $0.20.
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  • 4. Discontentment creates rebellion.
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  • 5. The Revolutionary United Front was created in 1991.
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  • 6. The average life expectancy in Sierra Leone is about 26 years.
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  • 7. Weapons today are so light that even children can use them.
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  • 8. Cheap Labor
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  • 9. Kidnapped.
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  • 10. But they also volunteer…
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  • 12. Unfortunately, they were in for a nasty surprise.
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  • 13. Drugs
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  • 14. Abuse
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  • 15. Mutilation
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  • 16. Violence
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  • 17. Haunted
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  • 18. Their lives are not made easier by the obstacles they encounter once they leave the army.
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  • 19. Love is hard to attain for the veteran children.
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  • 20. These scarred children will often turn violent.
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  • 21. It is hard to find a job when all you have known is killing.
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  • 22. Education
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  • 23. Addiction
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  • 24. Doctors are scarce.
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  • 25. There is hope.
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  • 26. Amnesty International
    The United Nations
    The Coalition to Stop the Use of Child Soldiers
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  • 27. Food
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  • 28. Therapy
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  • 29. Education
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  • 30. Vocational Training
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  • 31. But they’re still trapped…
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  • 32. These many of these children kill before they are even able to ride a bike.
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  • 33. They have killed friends and family.
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  • 34. They are stuck with disabilities for the rest of their lives.
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  • 35. It is an endless and vicious cycle.,
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  • 37. It is not their war.
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  • 38. Bibliography
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  • 39. Bibliography part 2
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