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Child soldiers forgotten in Angola

BMJ 2003; 326 doi: (Published 10 May 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:1003
  1. Peter Moszynski
  1. London

    A year after the end of Angola's devastating civil war, the needs of underage combatants have been neglected and children have been excluded from demobilisation programmes. This is the warning in a new report by Human Rights Watch, which campaigns to defend human rights worldwide.

    The report cautions: “The infrastructure of the country lies in ruins with schools and health clinics destroyed and few qualified professionals to deliver services. The success of child soldier reintegration projects will be contingent on the government's increase of funding to provide basic services to all Angolans.”

    Both the …

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