A List of Unpleasant Places (not in alphabetic order)


A list of countries where children have been forced into combat. They have been Killed. Raped. Injured.


Pakistan. India. Nepal. Iraq. Afghanistan. Myanmar. Thailand. Philippines. Srilanka. Yemen. Somalia. Sudan. South Sudan. Dr Congo. CAR. Ivory Coast. Chad. Libya. Mali. Lebanon. Israel. Palestine. Columbia.


(from 2013 annual report of the UN Secretary-General on children and armed conflict)


Filed under armi, bambini, children, Crimini di Guerra, figli, politica affari internazionali, Violenza

34 responses to “A List of Unpleasant Places (not in alphabetic order)

  1. M-R

    And we must doubt anything is ever going to change in any of them.

  2. AJ

    Thanks for sharing.

  3. It would be irresponsible to ignore the same issues in the U.S.:

    “According to the FBI, there are currently an estimated 293,000 American children at risk of being exploited and trafficked for sex. Forty percent of all human trafficking cases opened for investigation between January 2008 and June 2010 were for the sexual trafficking of a child. And while the term trafficking may conjure images of desperate illegal immigrants being forced into prostitution by human smugglers, 83 percent of victims in confirmed sex trafficking cases in this country were American citizens.

    The majority of these children being sold for sex are girls between the ages of 12 and 14. They are girls abducted or lured by traffickers and then routinely raped, beaten into submission, and sometimes even branded. When the girls try to run away, their traffickers torture and or gang rape them.”


    • Rob thank you for remind me/us that the same plague is also behind the corner. With this post I tried to focus on the “other”countries, on that the evil of war does on children (like my post of a few months ago, The Children of a lesser God), but the issue, unfortunately is everywhere.
      Thank you again…

  4. roma1912

    Beloved & I have cancelled a trip to India for these very reasons, our conscience wouldn’t have stood the hypocrisy 😦

  5. equinoxio21

    Grazie. (You’re doing strong on memories lately) 🙂
    What bugs me even more (e complicato di mai en italiano) is that I was born in one of those countries and have lived in a few, or next door. Even Cambodia. Before the Khmer Rouge. And… It does not stop.
    Porca m… (Is that last one allowed?) (Acci… neither right?)

  6. equinoxio21

    Got a little… hot in my last comment. But I believed in the “South” and I’ve seen so much Beauty (and peace) destroyed… It does get me mad. But, again, Grazie mille per ricordare noi (?) (Reaching my limits in Italian here. July will be fun!)

  7. Yes, a sad reminder of what is happening every day. ‘Sunlight is said to be the best of disinfectants; electric light the most efficient policeman’ (Louis Brandis). In other words, use our democratic power to shine light on such atrocities, demand our governments place human rights for children on the political agenda, and support NGOs that are working on the ground.

  8. Ti dico solo grazie per questo post.
    Sappiamo tutto, ma ce ne dimentichiamo continuamente ..
    E non si deve.

  9. Thank you for the reminder. There is so much to be done in the quest for peace and the protection of children is so important.

  10. Everything starts with children in my opinion. All are born innocent and its up to those who come before them to decide how their lives are sculpted.

  11. Su Leslie

    “Like” is not the right response to your post. Instead I stand with you against brutality towards our young. Not only in these countries; everywhere. In every corner of every society.

  12. It breaks my heart that this happens. It would be nice if we could shield children from the ugliness in the world.

  13. Thank you for sharing the list, its also very nice to see the usual white people’s from so-called first world and their hatred towards so called third world countries without acknowledging their own sly dirty work in the mess.
    I know for people on this people, I my be scum but being scum does not let me stop dreaming and fighting for peace in my beloved homeland, Pakistan.

  14. change is inevitable, it’s just a matter of when! with articles such as yours that bring awareness to people, change will happen. i love what you are writing about, i love that you are doing something to make a difference, i love your awareness!!!

  15. My Dear Franco, I like Your remark: ‘but can we hope at least? and keep talking about it?’ Yes, if enough people start talking about it, things Will change.

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