By Ferso Dohou Pascal and Manuel Moreno
N’DJAMENA, Chad, 30 June 2014 – As he sits on a tree trunk, staring at the ground, Ibrahim* recalls how a rebel group in northern Chad recruited him three years ago. His voice is monotone, as if his experience had happened to someone else, not to him.
At age 15, he was coerced, drugged and forced to kill.
“When the rebel group arrived, they found our school,” he says. “The rebels intimidated us. They beat up us and told us to join them. They said that our families would be protected.”