Healing child soldiers

2009Bulletin of the World Health Organization,

A United Nations treaty prohibiting the use of children in hostilities has been ratified by 126 countries, but at least 250 000 child soldiers are currently involved in armed conflicts worldwide. The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and its partners struggle to repair the damage. Gary Humphreys reports.

Key wordschild soldier / children and mental health / grave violations against children / violence against children