Global Journalist: Child soldiers a persistent problem | KBIA

Global Journalist: Child soldiers a persistent problem

Jul 4, 2019

A child soldier in Sierra Leone in 2000.
Credit AP Photo

Thousands of children have been used as soldiers in at least 18 countries around the world in the past two years.

For the children who survive, the trauma of war can have long-lasting impacts.

On this edition of Global Journalist, we’re going to hear about how two aid groups are trying to address this issue in South Sudan and Uganda. We'll also hear from two ex-child soldiers about how the trauma of fighting in wars shaped their lives.

This program first aired Nov. 29, 2018.

Joining the program:

Assistant producers: Niki Braham, Maddie Conte Supervising producer: Edom Kassaye Visual editor: Maggie Duncan