May 8, 2021

The lost generation: Children in conflict zones

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The lack of education, coupled with a sense of despair and hopelessness creates the perfect conditions for the radicalisation of refugee children. Without education, refugee youth will not have the economic opportunities provided to children in areas not disturbed by conflict.

UNICEF reported an increasing trend of child recruitment to fight for parties to conflict, especially in Syria.

Children tired of working long hours in sweatshops for little pay tend to find the offer to fight at a salary of $400 a month particularly enticing.