The children serving for the army in sierra leon are faced with sever punishments every single day. If a child refuses to fight they could be threatened with death or dismemberment. If a child does not obey his own friends could be the ones that have to kill him. i know for a fact that i would never in a million years kill my friend. Some children who have tried to escape have been boiled alive and other soldiers are forced to eat the human flesh as part of their training. Girls are usually raped, enslaved and victimized by sexual violence on a daily basis. the adult soldiers give the kids drugs to make them fearless while using weapons and killing others. I feel so bad for these kids. its horrible to see a young child out in the battlefield at such a young age.