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In Burma, child soldiers on all fronts

By: Cyril PAYEN
1 min

There are over 300,000 child soldiers in the world. As France 24 marks the International Day Against the Use of Child Soldiers we take a look at Burma, where the situation is especially bad. In 2012 the government signed a deal with the UN pledging to end all recruitment of children in the armed forces by the end of last year. The deadline has been and gone but there are still an estimated 70,000 minors in the ranks of the Burmese army, while the ethnic rebels also recruit child soldiers.

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