War and Conflict

on Monday, 18 June 2012. Posted in Myanmar, Burundi, The Congo, The Facts, Ghana, Liberia, Malawi, Mozambique, Sierra Leone, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Kenya, War and Conflict, Cambodia

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  • In the last decade alone, since the adoption of the CONVENTION ON THE RIGHTS OF THE CHILD, more than 2 million children have been killed and more than 6 million injured or disabled in armed conflicts.
  • War rape is so widespread as to be uncountable.
  • In 1995 alone, 53 million people – one out of every 115 people on earth  -- were uprooted from their homes, and displaced within their countries or became refugees across borders.
  • Women and children usually comprise 80% of these refugee populations.More than 1 million children have been orphaned or separated from their families as a result of war.
  • Presently 300,000 children soldiers, some as young as eight, are exploited in armed conflicts and fighting someone else’s war.

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