By entering this website, you consent to the use of technologies, such as cookies and analytics, to customise content, advertising and provide social media features. This will be used to analyse traffic to the website, allowing us to understand visitor preferences and improving our services. Learn more
Children often pay a heavy price in times of war. They have to endure the direct and indirect consequences of hostilities, both of which can have a lasting impact on their development.
In this publication, we explain the different ways in which armed conflicts adversely affect the physical and psychological well-being of children and what the ICRC does to help them forge a path to recovery. We also explore some of the humanitarian principles and provisions of international law that relate specifically to children.