Statment Children affected by Armed Conflict -12 January 2011

Over the last decade, 2 million children have been killed in conflict situations, over 1 million have been made orphans, over 6 million have been seriously injured or permanently disabled and over 10 million have been left with grave chological trauma. Today, conflicts tend to affect an increasing number of children. Attacks are generally indiscriminate and children regularly become the strategic target of belligerents, as the enemy is defined through "ethnicity". A dramatic situation, which increases with the number and length of wars - wars waged by adults, where children are always the first and weakest victims.

  • category: Child Protection
  • publisher: SOS-Kinderdorf International
  • author: SOS-Kinderdorf International
  • format: Dossier
  • page_count: 11
  • copy_count: 1
  • is_online: Si