child soldier: There was a situation when I became a child soldier where I was tempted to eat my own comrade, he said Wednesday on CTV's Your Morning, according to CTV. Kids are not safe. Emmanuel Jal was conscripted into the Sudanese civil war at the age of seven, sparking a four-year period where he was subjected to starvation and other horrors. Some die of starvation. Some die of just basic things. Some die of diseases. (www.immigrantscanada.com). As reported in the news.