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Children on the front line - The impact of apartheid, destabilization and warfare on children in southern and South Africa

Children on the front line - The impact of apartheid, destabilization and warfare on children in southern and South Africa

Authors: Mamphela Ramphele and Francis Wilson
Price: Free
No. of pages: 70
Publication date: 1988
Publisher: UNICEF
Languages: English
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Children are currently the victims of armed conflict in almost 50 countries of the world - and children and women typically comprise three quarters or more of the victims. In 1986, UNICEF's Executive Board decided on a number of measures which UNICEF should take in support of children in such situations, including advocacy to draw the world's attention to their needs and suffering.

The situation of children in the nine countries forming the Southern Africa Development Co-ordination Conference (SADCC) - Angola, Zambia and Zimbabwe  - deserves more of the world's attention than it has received so far. Apartheid in the Republic of South Africa has been almost universally condemned, as have South Africa's military involvements and incursions into its neighbouring states. But the extent to which South Africa's policies of apartheid, economic corruption and destabilization have seriously affected the lives, health and welfare of of children in other countries of southern Africa has been hardly reported upon, and almost certainly too little appreciated. To help remedy this deficiency, UNICEF has commissioned these reports.

 

 

 

 

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