Drayton's Gazette discusses social and political issues happening around the globe through the eyes of the African American, minority and disaffected communities.

From Mercy Corp The Child Soldier

Colombia has not known peace for decades.

As many as 14,000 children fight in a deadly, cocaine-fueled conflict. Most of them come from rural areas, where poverty is a way of life, education is limited and opportunities are few.

Hundreds of youth are rescued or turn themselves in each year. But it’s too risky to return home.

Mercy Corps is helping them START OVER.


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