Myanmar Military’s ongoing use of Child Soldiers: ILO

Child soldiers have long been a feature of the various ethnic conflicts in Myanmar.

Recruited young and forced to fight, nobody knows exactly how many child soldiers there are.

And despite an agreement last year, the UN says Myanmar’s military is still signing on underage boys.

If an underage recruit or his family can contact an international aid group, they can petition the government for a discharge, but the December 1 deadline for removing all child soldiers from Myanmar’s military has come and gone without other improvements. more…