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Children associated with armed forces or armed groups

11-08-2013 Publication Ref. 0824

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Revised and updated version! Children associated with armed forces or groups often see, suffer and perpetrate atrocities. Both the brochure and the ICRC's work with children affected by conflict and violence emphasize children's vulnerability and resilience. The brochure discusses how to stop children getting involved with armed forces or groups, how to protect and help them and how to help them rebuild their lives when they return to their families and communities. It also highlights some of the relevant provisions of international law and principles.


  • Copyright: ICRC
  • Release year: 2013
  • Edition: 3rd edition
  • Languages available: English, French, Spanish, Chinese*
  • Type of product: Brochure
  • Price: Free of charge
  • Reference: 0824

14 pp., photos, 15 x 21 cm

* To order the Chinese version, contact us by e-mail