A Long Way from Home

FNL Child Soldiers in Burundi

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During the thirteen years of civil war in Burundi, children were recruited and used as combatants and general help by all sides in the conflict. But the one rebel group that continues to fight against the government, the National Liberation Forces (FNL), continues to use children as combatants and for various logistical duties; the Burundian government is detaining rather than rehabilitating former child soldiers associated with FNL.

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