This comes straight from duckrabbit’s heart, where else?
The Sri Lankan civil war has long been notorious for the LTTE’s recruitment of child soldiers. As the violence intensifies UNICEF is reporting that forcible recruitment of children is on the the increase despite assurances by the LTTE that they would no longer force children to fight. David White was one of the first journalists to travel to the North of the country and take pictures of former child soldiers lucky enough to find their way onto a recovery programme. In this powerful audio slideshow White reflects on the fate of those children.
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Inform yourself about what’s going on in Sri Lanka.
These organizations support child soldiers in one capacity or another:
duckrabbit would like to thank Luka Bloom for kindly allowing us to use his song, ‘Innocence’.
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David and Benjamin