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    • Child Soldiers in Sierra Leone
    • Sierra Leone is a country on the coast of West Africa.
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    • Despite being full of diamonds, the average wage of a person in Sierra Leone is $0.20.
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    • Discontentment creates rebellion.
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    • The Revolutionary United Front was created in 1991.
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    • The average life expectancy in Sierra Leone is about 26 years.
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    • Weapons today are so light that even children can use them.
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    • Cheap Labor
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    • Kidnapped.
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    • But they also volunteer…
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    • Unfortunately, they were in for a nasty surprise.
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    • Drugs
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    • Abuse
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    • Mutilation
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    • Violence
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    • Haunted
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    • Their lives are not made easier by the obstacles they encounter once they leave the army.
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    • Love is hard to attain for the veteran children.
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    • These scarred children will often turn violent.
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    • It is hard to find a job when all you have known is killing.
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    • Education
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    • Addiction
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    • Doctors are scarce.
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    • There is hope.
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    • Amnesty International
      The United Nations
      The Coalition to Stop the Use of Child Soldiers
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    • Food
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    • Therapy
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    • Education
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    • Vocational Training
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    • But they’re still trapped…
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    • These many of these children kill before they are even able to ride a bike.
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    • They have killed friends and family.
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    • They are stuck with disabilities for the rest of their lives.
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    • It is an endless and vicious cycle.,
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    • It is not their war.
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    • Bibliography
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      Cohn, Ilene. “The protection of children and the quest for truth and justice in Sierra Leone.” Journal of International Affairs 22 Sept. 2001: n. pag. Global Issues in Context. Web. 22 Oct. 2009. <http://find.galegroup.com//.do?contentSet=IAC-Documents&sort=DateDescend&tabID=T002&searchId=R12&docId=A79830566&prodId=GIC&currentPosition=1&userGroupName=cant48040&resultListType=RESULT_LIST&sgHitCountType=None&qrySerId=Locale%28en%2CUS%2C%29%3AFQE%3D%28PI%2CNone%2C5%29C0148%3AAnd%3AFQE%3D%28TX%2CNone%2C8%29children%3AAnd%3ALQE%3D%28LU%2CNone%2C38%29%22Sierra+Leone%7Ccrimes+Against+Humanity%22%24&inPS=true&searchType=&docId=A79830566&docType=IAC>.
      “Court convicts over child soldiers.” New Internationalist 1 Sept. 2007: n. pag. Global Issues in Context. Web. 22 Oct. 2009. <http://find.galegroup.com//‌retrieve.do?contentSet=IAC-Documents&sort=DateDescend&tabID=T003&searchId=R13&docId=A169468123&prodId=GIC&currentPosition=1&userGroupName=cant48040&resultListType=RESULT_LIST&sgHitCountType=None&qrySerId=Locale%28en%2CUS%2C%29%3AFQE%3D%28PI%2CNone%2C5%29C0148%3AAnd%3AFQE%3D%28TX%2CNone%2C8%29children%3AAnd%3ALQE%3D%28LU%2CNone%2C29%29%22Sierra+Leone%7Cchild+Soldiers%22%24&inPS=true&searchType=&docId=A169468123&docType=IAC>.
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    • Bibliography part 2
      “International Efforts Still Failing Child Soldiers [press release].” Africa News Service 20 May 2008: n. pag. Global Issues in Context. Web. 23 Oct. 2009. <http://find.galegroup.com//‌retrieve.do?contentSet=GREF&sort=Relevance&tabID=T006&c=FT&searchId=R7&docId=CP3208510086&prodId=GIC&currentPosition=4&userGroupName=cant48040&resultListType=RESULT_LIST&sgHitCountType=None&qrySerId=Locale%28en%2CUS%2C%29%3AFQE%3D%28PI%2CNone%2C5%29G1030%24&inPS=true&searchType=&docId=A179218351&docType=IAC>.
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