International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

A Critical Examination of the Issues Surrounding Children at Risk of Armed Conflict: Effects, Legal Protection and Solutions
Wambua Leonard Munyao

In any armed conflict children are the prime victims due to their nature of vulnerability. Children are vulnerable because they limited by age which renders the unable to acquire identity particulars and this means they can get lost never to be re united with their parents and siblings . They are also unable to flee since they are young without adequate resources finance a journey and strength to run physically to safe places. The children in this category require protection by the respective national and international legal instruments to ensure their rights are granted during armed conflict. Abuses such as , physical abuses, sexual abuses, forced labor including being recruited as child soldiers cause death, permanent physical and emotional injuries. This paper seeks to examine and issues surrounding children at risk of armed conflict as well as suggesting basic solutions to this problems.

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