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VII Magazine: Children at war

The Obama administration recently continued military aid to four countries known for their use of child soldiers — the Democratic Republic of Congo, Chad, Yemen and Southern Sudan — by issuing a waiver to the Child Soldiers Prevention Act. In a memorandum to Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, President Obama said he had determined that the waiver was in “the national interest.”

“One Voice, One Thousand Children” is a two-part series by photographer Marcus Bleasdale looking at child soldiers, in the first part, and young girls who are conscripted, raped and made the wives of soldiers, in the second. The stories are told by two distinct single voices representing many.

Watch the entire video at VII Magazine.