Children and armed conflict

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While important advances have been made to better protect children affected by armed conflict over the past two decades, boys and girls continue to suffer disproportionately from the effects of war. Millions of children have been killed and maimed, including in targeted attacks. Children have been recruited and used, subjected to rape and other forms of sexual violence or abducted by warring parties. Countless more have been made orphans, deprived of education and healthcare, and left with dee p emotional scars.

Related Subject(s): Disarmament
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