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Child Soldiers … MercyCorps

There are days when you cry, you miss your family, you remember your dreams...

As many as 14,000 children in Colombia are fighting in a deadly, cocaine-fueled conflict. Most of them come from rural areas, where poverty is a way of life, education is limited and opportunities are few.

Hundreds of youth are rescued or escape each year. Learn why they leave home, how they survive, and the steps they take to rejoin society.

See the facts in our infographic,
“I was a child soldier in Colombia.” ▸
Reclaiming children of war: Colombia's child soldiers