June 15, 2012. (Romereports.com)
The United Nations has issued a report titled “List of Shame.” It deals with countries or rebel groups that use children to fight their wars. Among the list are 52 countries or groups, some of which recruit, kill and abuse children.
The 2011 report was released this week. It includes countries like Sudan, South Sudan, the Central African Republic, Yemen and most recently Syria.
The report also lists armed groups in Afghanistan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Iraq and Syria that have attacked, raided and even destroyed schools, while threatening teachers, students and even medical personnel who work in hospitals.
On a positive note, the countries of Nepal and Sri Lanka were taken off the list after undergoing changes to stop the recruitment of children in armed conflicts.