There are many countries that are exploiting children for military and other reasons. Here are some examples:
- Ethiopia- put to work to supplement families and usually make $1 a month.
- China- children are put to work in factories (labor).
- Sudan- children are forced to fight in their military to make it larger.
This video talks about how having child soldiers is bad and that he was very lucky to get to come to America and live with a loving family. He also talks about how he told his story to raise awareness for other young children.
In this video Ishmael Beah talks about how it doesn't matter if you were in the army or if you were in the rebel group. He also talks about how after a while the war had no point to it. He said both sides were saying the other side was Responsible for all of it. Ishmael says that if you were not in either group then they were the same because both groups did bad things such as they both came and took all their food and kid napped kids.