Twelve Years, average age of children FARC recruits

Posted on November 17, 2011 • Filed under: Colombia, Crime, FARC, Social Issues

Under the motto “just want to be free ‘, Defense Minister Juan Carlos Pinzón, presented the new campaign to prevent recruitment of children and adolescents by illegal armed groups. A study by the Program of Humanitarian Attention to Demobilized with support from the International Organization for Migration, the 24,303 members of illegal armed groups demobilized in the last 9 years, a rate of 13 children for every 100 these fighters.Read Article

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