MEXICO: They work in Mexico because the problem of child soldiers is rapidly increasing. Children easily become involved with drug-addicted gangs that often act as hit men for cartels. The children are often referred to as “cartel kids.”
UPPER MEKONG REGION: They are one of the only known groups working for the rescue and restoration of child soldiers in Southeast Asia. As much as 1/4 of the world’s child soldiers reside in Burma (Myanmar), which is the largest concentration of child soldiers in any one nation.
PHILIPPINES: They work in this region with indigenous people, primarily in remote mountain villages that are plagued by conflict with militant groups. Children have no access to education or means of protection and become easy targets for recruitment.