Interactive Map Of Children Used In Wars

A U.N. report details what the international body calls a “list of shame” — the 52 countries and militias that use children in wars, according to the L.A. Times. The way militants — either governments or non-state actors — use the kids varies. In Syria, children reportedly get used as human shields; the Taliban recruits young Afghans to fight its insurgency; and Somalia’s Al Shabab milita reportedly uses more than 900 child soldiers. By plugging data from the U.N. report into a website called Zeemap, the Times produced this interactive map: