Children Affected by Armed Conflict/ Child Soldiers

Youth Advocate Program International

Child Soldiers provides an overview of the conditions and treatment of the estimated 250,000 children who fight in wars around the world. This thematic page describes the impact soldiering has on children and steps being taken to end this abuse.

Key wordsarmed conflict / child soldiers / post-traumatic stress disorder / trauma

CountriesBurma / Côte d'Ivoire / Liberia / Rwanda / Sierra Leone / Sri Lanka / Sudan