WAR CHILD – DEBUT SINGLE OUT NOW!
With this song we reflect on one of the most shameful and atrocious consequences of war, namely child soldiers. Actually, a child with a gun is never a soldier he is always a victim. So maybe “War Child” is a better way of describing them. It does not matter if they are fleeing violence, fighting starvation or being manipulated to take up arms.
Actually, a child with a gun is never a soldier he is always a victim.
War children are often viewed as a side effect of war. We tend to focus on the deaths of soldiers during war. This is important. However, most of the time war kills more children than soldiers. Hands, guns, knives and fists are not the only tools through which their lives end. Starvation, malnutrition and persecution are but a few other ways to die young in a war zone.
… war kills more children than soldiers.
We tend to forget this simple fact of modern day warfare. This is why the world was so shocked by images of the Napalm girl in Vietnam or more recently the death of Alan Kurdi, a three-year-old Syrian boy who drowned in the Mediterrenean Sea and washed ashore on a beach in Turkey while he and his family were trying to reach Europe as refugees.