Continuing our exploration of Uzodinma Iweala's Beasts of No Nation, we explore some supplemental information about child soldiers:
Amnesty has a number of resources on this issue, beginning with this rundown of press releases. Check out these more visual features: A flash animation about Children at war in the DRC, a slideshow (opens with soundtrack) about "Night Commuter" children in northern Uganda who walk from their home villages to sleep in cities or in camps for internally displaced persons because they fear abduction into the Lord’s Resistance Army (accompanying action for children and youth here). And my favorite: The Story in Pictures - Drawings by Child Soldiers.
In addition, Amnesty is a member of the Coalition to stop the use of Child Soldiers.
More resource links in the next few days...
Tags: child soldiers, Amnesty International