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Most of the coun­tries where child soldiers are re­cruited are in Africa and the Mid­dle East. Coun­tries where the govern­ment or other or­gan­i­sa­tions re­cruit chil­dren to fight in­clude Afghanistan, Cen­tral African Repub­lic, Colom­bia, Demo­cratic Repub­lic of the Congo, Iraq, Le­banon, Libya, Mali, Myan­mar, Nige­ria, Pak­istan, Philip­pines, So­ma­lia, South Su­dan, Syria and Ye­men.

In 2016, the num­bers of child soldiers dou­bled in So­ma­lia and Syria com­pared to the pre­vi­ous year, which shows the prob­lem isn’t go­ing away.

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