The Forgotten Crisis

The Yak Podcast, February 2019

The Yak Season 2 is just around the corner. However, we have fast tracked this special episode on the forgotten crisis in the Democratic Republic of the Congo for Red Hand Day; the International Day against the use of Child Soldiers.

The use of child soldiers is classified as a war crime under international law. However, children are frequently abducted and forced into fighting, while others choose to join forces because they are poor, hungry and feel they have no other way to survive.

In this episode we hear from Sydney Morning Herald journalist David Wroe, World Vision’s Brianna Piazza and some former child soldiers themselves.

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Brianna Piazza

Journalist and travel writer.