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Impact of Armed Conflict on Children

The following pages focus on the ground-breaking 1996 report by Graça Machel which drew global attention to the devastating impact of armed conflict on children. For more on this issue, visit UNICEF's child protection pages, emergencies pages or the site of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict.


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Full text of the official report (PDF, Acrobat Reader required)

A personal note from Graça Machel

Wars against children


Ten recommendations

Healing minds as well as bodies

Children at both ends of the gun

Unaccompanied children

Patterns in conflict: Civilians are now the target

Land-mines: a deadly inheritance

War hits home when it hits women and girls

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