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Disabled children in conflict situations


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Abstract: Issues relating to children and conflict are multiplied when it comes to disabled children. However, there is a lack of knowledge about the fate of disabled children in situations of conflict and there is a real need for further research to highlight their circumstances and protect the rights of all children before, during and after war. It is important that human rights watchers and decision-makers from CACD programmes fully understand the negative implications of conflict for disabled children and their families. Further research, monitoring of the violation of rights, and development of practical tools for conflict situations is necessary. At the moment, it is as though disabled children are invisible: they are not consulted in programme development and are not considered in CACD and post-conflict development programmes. As a result the cycle of poverty and exclusion deepens for disabled children and their families.
Authors: Kroft, M. van der
Category: Research
End Page: 59
Serial number: 104
ISSN: 1387-9553
Journal: Early Childhood Matters
Keywords: children , humanitarian assistance , disability , disasters and emergencies
Language: eng
Organization: Bernard van Leer Foundation
Year: 2005
Right: © 2005 Bernard van Leer Foundation
Subject: Humanitarian Assistance
Start Page: 55
Title: Disabled children in conflict situations