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Peace march in San Francisco, by Renegade Nagasaki survivor, little boy with rice ball, August 10, 1945, by Yosuke Yamahata Sleeping orphan in war-torn northern Uganda, by Evan Earwicker Medical care in Afghanistan, by Lakerae

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Dhuha with her mother, by Chuck Quilty
Former US Attorney General Reports from Iraq
Ramsey Clark (Basra, Iraq; August 28, 2002): "We had planned to come to Basra because the region is suffering stunning cancer rates. This area in Iraq was the site of the greatest use of depleted uranium weapons by US air force in the Gulf War eleven years ago." (This page includes additional news stories).
Photo: Leukemia patient Dhuha ("Sunrise") with her mother in Baghdad's Al Mansur Hospital. (See more pictures of Iraqi children by Chuck Quilty).
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Websites about War Children
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CamboKids - New Generation Without War
Mental health for children in traumatized communities after armed conflict, through activities, play, art... Volunteers work together with many professional artists in different disciplines.
English - Cambodia - At

Children and War: Impact, Protection and Rehabilitation
A multi-disciplinary research project at the University of Alberta, Canada.
English - Canada - At

Children in War
Film and book by Alan and Susan Raymond. The tragic story of modern warfare and terrorism as told by the children of Bosnia, Israel, Palestine, Rwanda and Northern Ireland. Emmy Award in 2000.
English - At

Children of War - fighting, dying, surviving
A one-hour radio documentary and companion website focusing on current events and issues involving children and military conflict. They will take listeners to the battlegrounds and refugee camps that shape the lives of millions of children around the globe. Full online audio.
English - At

Coalition to Stop the Use of Child Soldiers
Coalition that works to prevent the recruitment and use of children as soldiers, to secure their demobilisation and to ensure their rehabilitation and reintegration into society. Members are: Amnesty International, Defence for Children International, Human Rights Watch, Terre des Hommes, Save the Children, Jesuit Refugee Service, Quaker United Nations Office, World Vision. It maintains active links with UNICEF and the International Committee of the Red Cross.
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The Children of Iraq
East South West North: The Children of Iraq
Over two hundred impressive photographs of children of war. (Caution: the second half includes very hard images).
Photograph: Walking children looking at running soldiers.
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Google Directory: Child Soldiers
List of links, ordered by PageRank or alphabetically.
English - At

Government of Canada: War-Affected Children
Interesting website including good background information, Canadian policies and projects, resources, documents, links, voices of children in conflict, photo gallery, and an online youth companion to the Machel Review by Graça Machel.
English, French - Canada - At

Grave of the Fireflies / Hotaru no Haka
Grave of the Fireflies / Hotaru no Haka (Japan)
Two children at the end of World War II. Very sensitive, beautiful and moving animation film by Isao Takahata, based on a true -and tragic- story. A celebrated masterpiece and classic of anime since its release in Japanese theaters in 1988. Best Animated Feature Film, and Rights of the Child Award, at the 1994 Chicago International Children's Film Festival. "It belongs on any list of the greatest war films ever made" (Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times).
English - Japan, Movies - At

Human Rights Watch: Child Soldiers
Some 300,000 child soldiers are being used in current armed conflicts in more than thirty countries around the world, including Angola, Colombia, Lebanon, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Sudan and Uganda. Sections: News Releases, What You Can Do, Facts, Voices of Child Soldiers, HRW Reports, The Child Soldiers Protocol, Ratification Status, Statements and Resolutions, International Law, Links.
English, Chinese - At

International Committee of the Red Cross: Children in war
Section about the issues relating to children in war, including international humanitarian law, restoring family links, mine awareness and communication programmes for young people. With documents, articles, photos, videos, links...
English, French, Spanish, Arabic, Portuguese, Russian, Chinese - At

Oil Painting For Peace
By artist Helen Broadfoot: War Child Series (for the children of war and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights), Wildlife Gallery, etc.
English - Arts and Music - At

Peace Pledge Union (UK): Children and peace
Children in war tell their terrible stories. The Convention on the Rights of the Child is also included.
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Save the War Children - Ban Depleted Uranium Weapons
With Takashi Morizumi's impressive photos of DU affected iraqi children. The effects of DU weapons on American and British veterans is called Gulf War Syndrome. For example, a study in Mississippi showed that 67% of the children born to Gulf War veterans had birth defects. The effects on civilians and children have appeared in birth defects, cancer, leukemia, and other radiation-related diseases. Depleted uranium is used in Iraq and other countries because it's cheaper than the substitute metal, tungsten.
English, Japanese - At

Slate: The Art of War
Children's drawings illustrate Darfur atrocities. On mission in refugee camps along the border of Chad and Darfur, Human Rights Watch researchers gave children notebooks and crayons so they could draw whatever they wished. Without any instruction or guidance, the children drew scenes from their experiences of the war and brutal ethnic cleansing in Darfur.
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The Children and Armed Conflict Unit (UK)
The Unit works around the world to improve the situation for civilian children caught up in armed conflict and civil unrest, and for those emerging from years of violence. It's a joint project of the Children's Legal Centre, and the Human Rights Centre of the University of Essex.
English - United Kingdom, United Kingdom: Social Change - At

The Children of War
Schools for Afghan orphans.
English - At

The Fire This Time: Extreme birth deformities (Iraq)
Warning: It's advisable to read only the first page, without images; there are many highly disturbing photographs on the second page. Those are postwar cases: "Such extreme deformities have never before been recorded in Iraq, and the greatest concentrations of such deformities are to be found in the same areas where the greatest concentrations of DU [Depleted Uranium ammunition] were fired."
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They Still Draw Pictures
Drawings made by Spanish children during the Spanish Civil War, circa 1938. Introduction by Aldous Huxley.
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UN Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict
The mandate of this United Nations Special Representative is to promote the protection, rights and wellbeing of children at every phase of conflict: preventively before conflict erupts, in the midst of conflict, and in post-conflict situations.
English, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish, Arabic - United Nations - At

United Nations Report on the Impact of Armed Conflict on Children
In 1994, Graça Machel's reputation as an educator and children's champion led United Nations Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali to name her the Expert in charge of producing this ground-breaking report. It was requested in late 1993 by the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child and the General Assembly.
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War Child
War Child International
A network of independent organizations working across the world helping the innocent victims of war.
English, Dutch - Childhood, Human Rights, Peace - At

War Child UK
Helping the innocent victims of war.
English - United Kingdom, United Kingdom: Social Change - At

Watchlist on Children and Armed Conflict
Working together with other organizations, they strategically collect and disseminate information on violations against children in conflicts in order to influence key decision-makers to create and implement programs and policies that effectively protect children.
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Yahoo! Directory: Child Soldiers
List of links, ordered by popularity or alphabetically.
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