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Child soldier recruits double in one year in Middle East and North Africa

“The number of children recruited to fight in conflicts across the Middle East and North Africa has more than doubled in a year, UN analysis has found. The huge increase in child soldiers in Syria, Yemen, Iraq and other countries follows years of ongoing violence, displacement and a lack of basic services, which has reduced the coping mechanisms of families, according to Unicef.”

Source: Child soldier recruits double in one year in Middle East and North Africa | Global development | The Guardian

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