The number of child soldiers is on the rise in the world.
With a global population of nearly 1 billion people, it is estimated that over 300,000 children have been recruited by the armed forces in the last 20 years.
Many of these children are recruited as child soldiers in order to protect their parents.
While it is not possible to say for sure how many children are actually recruited, the number of children recruited into armed forces is estimated to be around 2.3 million.
According to the UK’s Armed Forces Recruiting Unit (AFRU), it is believed that over 1,500 children are currently serving in the armed services.
The figures come from a report released last year by the UN children’s agency UNICEF, which surveyed children in conflict zones around the world, as well as those in refugee camps.
The report found that, of those surveyed, the majority of children who served in conflict areas were recruited as children, though children of any age were also recruited.
In Iraq, for example, a large number of young boys, and women, were recruited for military service in the first months of the war.
In the UK, it has also been estimated that up to 50% of children are being recruited by armed forces.
In Afghanistan, the numbers are estimated to have reached 80% of all child soldiers.
These children are often recruited by families to protect them from being kidnapped by armed groups.
The majority of child recruits in Afghanistan are male.
Many are young boys from the north and east of the country, and some are from Afghanistan’s capital Kabul.
The Afghan Ministry of Youth Affairs said that the Taliban have kidnapped and abused many of the children they recruit, including those from impoverished families.
While the Afghan Ministry’s research shows that most of the recruits are boys, it said that some children are also recruited to serve in the military with the Afghan government.
In addition, there are reports of children being recruited from refugee camps in the region, as the Taliban are believed to be recruiting children as young as five to join the Afghan armed forces as young children.
In Syria, children are not just being recruited to fight, but also to provide medical care and to teach children in the camps to fight.
The children are sometimes trained by the Free Syrian Army, and then sent to fight alongside the government, with some being used to fight on the frontlines.
One example of a child soldier was captured in Syria last year.
According the BBC, the boy was photographed in the city of Homs, where he had served as a volunteer medic.
The boy was given a Syrian military uniform and helmet and was then filmed with a Syrian army fighter.
The child was also filmed with the same Syrian fighter who had captured the child.
In a similar way, the BBC reports, there have been many reports of child soldiering in Syria, as there have also been reports of boys being recruited and sent to help the Syrian government in the war against the rebels.
According a UNICEf report, around 60% of the recruitment of children into the armed conflict is being done by parents and children are seen as valuable members of the armed group.
Many children are trained as child combatants in order for them to protect parents and siblings from harm, and to become an important part of the fighting effort.
According some of the reports, many of these child soldiers are killed as they do not fight, because they are not ready to go on to fight in the Syrian conflict.
Others are recruited in order that their families will be able to rebuild their lives.
Some children are killed in their homes or in battle, and others are forced to fight by their families.
According UNICEFs report, the conflict has also led to an increase in child soldier recruitment in the Middle East.
The number and nature of child-soldier recruitment has also increased in the Balkans, the Caucasus and South Asia, where conflicts have been ongoing for a number of years.
The Balkans has seen an increase of child child soldiers over the past several years, especially in Kosovo and Bosnia.
According The Guardian, the Albanian government has reported a sharp increase in the number and size of child fighters.
This has led to the Albanians joining the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the UN’s humanitarian aid agency, and the European Union.
In Kosovo, child soldiers have also formed a major element of the fight against the Bosnian Serb forces, which the United States is backing.
The U.S. State Department said that, in 2015, there were 1,095 children in Kosovo serving in armed forces, including 4,000 who were deployed to Kosovo for training.
There are reports that children have also served in Iraq, in Syria and in other conflicts around the globe.
A number of countries around the region have also reported increasing numbers of childsoldiers.
For example, the Iraqi government in March 2018 reported that there were more than 300,