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No Place to Hide: Refugees, Displaced Persons, and the Recruitment of Child Soldiers – Harvard – Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs


Child soldiers are being used more frequently in civil and interstate wars despite international protocols designed to curb this practice. The reason lies in the varying degrees of protection that children in camps housing internally displaced persons and refugees receive from governments and external actors. Furthermore, the growing use of child soldiers has become more than just a humanitarian concern, as child soldiering can be linked to insurgency, terrorism, and the prolongation of war.

Source: No Place to Hide: Refugees, Displaced Persons, and the Recruitment of Child Soldiers – Harvard – Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

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