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Including Disabled Children in Psychosocial Programmes in Areas Affected by Armed Conflict

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Children with disabilities are more vulnerable to violence, as well as more likely to experience psychosocial problems in situations of armed con- £ict than children with no disabilities. All children who live in con£ict a¡ected areas have the same rights to psychosocial support, as enshrined in the Convention on the Rights of the Child and in the case of disabled children, additionally the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. However, children with disabilities are often overlooked in psychosocial programmes. In this article, the authors examine the reasons behind this observed exclusion and suggest ways to increase the participation of children with disabilities.

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