The Impact of War on Children: A Review of Progress Since the 1996 United Nations Report on the Impact of Armed Conflict on Children
In 1994 the United Nations asked Graca Machel to produce a report on the impact of armed conflict on children. Her groundbreaking study provided the ... Show synopsis In 1994 the United Nations asked Graca Machel to produce a report on the impact of armed conflict on children. Her groundbreaking study provided the first human rights assessment of children as victims of large and small wars. This book, published in conjuction with UNICEF, presents the original findings, documents the actions that have been taken to date, and catalogs the horrific levels of violence and oppression still affecting millions of children today. Machel looks at child soldiers; the 20 million internally displaced and refugee children world wide; child victims of landmines, AIDS, and sexual exploitation; and the psychological consequences of war on the very young. This powerful book is complemented by 20 evocative photos by Sebastiao Salgado, the world's greatest documentary photographer.