Children of War

The atrocities of armed conflict have been and remain a major contributor to the prevalence of traumatic stress among those living in war zones. The risk factors for children of war are well documented by the World Health Organization. According to UNICEF, 2 million children have been killed by armed conflict, 6 million children have been physically injured, and 20 million children have been left without homes or communities and are displaced or separated from their families. The International Committee of the

Red Cross reported that 18 million children are in refugee camps or are internally displaced persons left to fend for themselves. Children who remain in countries with armed conflict are at risk of being imprisoned, raped, murdered, forced into labor or slavery, detained in ...

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