Children First: The Impact of Conflict on Childhood
Children are always among the first affected by conflict, whether directly or indirectly. armed conflict alter their lives in many ways, and even if they are not killed or inured, they can be orphaned, abducted, raped or left with deep emotional scars and psychological trauma from direct exposure to violence, dislocation, poverty or the loss of loved ones.
The destruction wrought by war, is likely to mean that children are deprived of key services such as education and health care.
By Alula Berhe Kidani, 12/11/2011