'Wherever we have armed conflict today, children are very likely to be used'
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According to the NGO Child Soldiers International, the number of children involved in armed conflict has more than doubled since 2012: there's been a 159 percent rise, with almost 30,000 recruitment cases verified. FRANCE 24 spoke to Sandra Olsson from Child Soldiers International. She told us that children - some in their late teens, some as young as four - are being used as killing machines, or perhaps as cooks, messengers or spies. We asked her what can be done about this alarming situation.