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Editor's Introduction

Editor's Introduction CHILDREN AND ARMED CONFLICT – GLOBAL FIGURES Almost all conflicts are now fought by armed groups within national boundaries and 90 percent of the casualties are civilians, mainly women, children and adolescents. In the last decade: 20,000,000 children worldwide have been forced to flee their homes because of conflict 2,000,000 children have died as a direct result of armed conflict. 6,000,000 children have been permanently disabled or seriously injured. 8000 to 10,000 children are killed or maimed by landmines every year. 300,000 children fight in formal or informal armies It has not been possible to get an accurate count of the number of children separated from family care as a result of armed conflict and its sequelae. A visitor to a classroom in a village affected by a very long war asked a group of 10 year olds about their art work. There was a very carefully drawn tiger in one of them, standing atop one of the mountains surrounding the village. “Are there tigers in these mountains?” the visitor asked, showing fear on her face and body … “Yes there is a tiger and he is quite ferocious too!” they said, very seriously. “Oh my!” the visitor http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png International Journal of Applied Psychoanalytic Studies Wiley

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Publisher
Wiley
Copyright
Copyright © 2012 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
ISSN
1742-3341
eISSN
1556-9187
DOI
10.1002/aps.1308
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Abstract

CHILDREN AND ARMED CONFLICT – GLOBAL FIGURES Almost all conflicts are now fought by armed groups within national boundaries and 90 percent of the casualties are civilians, mainly women, children and adolescents. In the last decade: 20,000,000 children worldwide have been forced to flee their homes because of conflict 2,000,000 children have died as a direct result of armed conflict. 6,000,000 children have been permanently disabled or seriously injured. 8000 to 10,000 children are killed or maimed by landmines every year. 300,000 children fight in formal or informal armies It has not been possible to get an accurate count of the number of children separated from family care as a result of armed conflict and its sequelae. A visitor to a classroom in a village affected by a very long war asked a group of 10 year olds about their art work. There was a very carefully drawn tiger in one of them, standing atop one of the mountains surrounding the village. “Are there tigers in these mountains?” the visitor asked, showing fear on her face and body … “Yes there is a tiger and he is quite ferocious too!” they said, very seriously. “Oh my!” the visitor

Journal

International Journal of Applied Psychoanalytic StudiesWiley

Published: Jun 1, 2012

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