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War breaks up families
Painful memories
Child soldiers
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Weapons vs welfare
Stages of conflict
Case study: Rwanda - Part 1

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The impacts of war
War impacts on people in many ways. The most vulnerable people in conflict situations are children and young people. Caught in war zones through no choice of their own, they are deprived of adequate food and miss out on basic schooling. They experience lasting emotional and psychological effects from witnessing violence, being separated from their families, living on the run and in fear of attack.

     Photo match plus more
  1. Drag each photo to the box that it best matches. Don't line the photo up too carefully. If it's the right one you will see it snap into place.
  2. Go to Our Stories to read some real life experiences of how war impacts children.
  3. Imagine you are a child in a war zone. Write a letter to a friend describing how the war has affected you. Use the diagram, photos and stories to give you ideas.