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The Life of Children After the War on Terror

Jawad Ullah

This paper provides reflection of the negative impacts of the so called war against terrorism
on the daily lives of children in Pakistan. It is an attempt to depict the general vulnerabilities
of children as a result of armed conflict or displacement alongwith the biggest ever challenge
faced by humanitarian community to respond. Radicalized or indoctrinated children,
especially the suicide bombers or child soldiers are the biggest problem at the moment. No
proper research is found on this subject. There is zero capacity to deprogramme such
children in Pakistan.

Keywords: Terrorism, Vulnerability, Internally Displaced Person, Psychosocial, Separated and Unaccompanied Children, Suicide Bombers, Referral Mechanism, UNCRC,