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Child Soldiers

In Burma, children are routinely used as soldiers both in the National army and in various opposition militias. In 2002 a report published by Human Rights Watch, documented the use of children, some as young as ten years old, as soldiers in Burma. The report states that Burma has the highest number of child soldiers in the world.

The report provides horrifying testomonies by fromer child soldiers who were forcibly recruitmed for service in Burma’s national army, also know as the Tatmadaw. (Click the link below for the full report)

Human Rights Watch Report

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