Burundi: Child soldiers - the challenge of demobilisation

2004Amnesty International

Military leaders have fuelled Burundi`s 10 year armed conflict by recruiting and abducting children, destroying their childhood and their future. Children, including children under the age of 15, have been cynically used as a cheap and expendable tool of war.

Key wordsarmed conflict / child soldiers / children / human rights / refugees / torture / trauma