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A boy looks out from a tent at a refugee camp in the city of Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina.  

Fact: In the past decade, 2 million children were killed and 6 million children seriously injured as a result of armed conflict.


Children Helping Children in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Seven years after the war, Bosnia and Herzegovina has 520,000 internally displaced people, 213,000 refugees abroad and innumerable people suffering the psychosocial consequences of war.
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A young boy works with an electronics instructor as part of a project to provide shelter, basic education and vocational training to children living on the streets and war orphans in Rwanda.

Young people from the Banja Luka youth center, supported by UNICEF, government agencies and NGOs, are helping pick up the pieces of children's shattered lives by conducting peer-led workshops on children's rights and raising money support to orphans and refugee children.

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