Human Traffic Watch

Victim’s Stories

In Awareness, Child Soldiers, Child Trafficking, Human Trafficking on December 21, 2012 at 9:04 am

The Democratic Republic of the Congo 
By 18, Christophe had been abducted by the Congolese army three times and forced to transport their supplies from region to region. Christophe and other abducted civilians, sometimes as many as 100, were forced to walk for days carrying boxes of ammunition, jerry cans of whiskey, cases of beer, and other baggage. Primary school children, some as young as 8, were forced to carry the soldiers’ children on their backs. If they got tired or walked slowly, they were beaten or whipped. They were given no food and ate only whatever they could find in the villages they passed through.

Source: US State Department

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