Children victims of armed conflicts: practices and struggle in Africa

The issue of children victims of armed conflicts has been at the center of the international community concerns, for more than three decades. Yet, the report shows that despite the resources gathered, the problem remains alarming. In Africa especially, the rising power of terrorist armed groups creates an overall atmosphere of insecurity for children who are enrolled as soldiers or are victims of many other abuses. Considering that, the means for a struggle defined by the African Union and the sub-regional institutes of Central and Western Africa – the most vulnerable parts of the continent – arouses thoughts.

Crédit photo: centre de réhabilitation d’enfants soldats en Centrafrique (source: DG ECHO / Gregoire Pourtier)