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close this bookTechnical notes: Special Considerations for Programming in Unstable Situations (UNICEF, 2000, 490 p.)
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Further Guidance

Abitol, E., and C. Lousie, Up in Arms: The Role of Young People in Conflict and Peacemaking, London: International Alert, 1994

Black, M., Children in War, Reading: Children’s Aid Direct, 1996

Boyden, J., ‘Children’s Experience of Conflict Related Emergencies: Some Implications for Relief Policy and Practice’, Disasters. vol. 18, No. 3, pp. 254-267, Overseas Development Institute, Oxford: Blackwell, 1994

Boyden, J., and P. Ryder, The Provision of Education to Children Affected by Armed Conflict. Oxford, June 1996

Brett, R., M. McCallin, and R. O’Shea, ‘Children: The Invisible Soldiers’, report on the Participation of Children in Armed Conflicts and International Disturbances for the United Nations Study on the Impact of Armed Conflict on Children, Quaker United Nations Office, Geneva, and the International Catholic Children Bureau, April 1996

Djeddah, C., and P.M. Shah, ‘The Impact of Armed Conflict on Children: A Threat to Public Health’, Contribution of the World Health Organization to the United Nations Study on the Impact of Armed Conflict on Children, Family and Reproductive Health and the Division of Emergency and Humanitarian Action, World Health Organization, Geneva, 1996

Gibbs, S., Post-war Social Reconstruction in Mozambique: Reframing Children’s Experience of Trauma and Healing, Disasters, vol. 18, no. 3, pp. 269-276, Overseas Development Institute, Oxford: Blackwell, 1995

Organizational Changes

While programmes for adolescents and youth can, for the most part, be incorporated into on-going child assistance and protection programmes, additional human resources specializing in adolescent and youth issues may be needed.

Henry Dunant Institute, ‘Child Soldiers’, report prepared by the Henry Dunant Institute in collaboration with the International Committee of the Red Cross and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, Geneva, 1993

Human Rights Watch/Africa, Children in Sudan: Slaves, Street Children and Child Soldiers, Human Rights Watch Children’s Rights Project, New York, 1995

Jareg, E., ‘Basic Therapeutic Actions: Helping Children, Young People and Communities to Cope Through Empowerment and Participation’, as cited in M. McCallin (ed), The Psychological Well-being of Refugee Children. Research: Practice and Policy Issues, pp. 206-214, Geneva: International Catholic Child Bureau,1992

Pevsner, E., Guidelines of the Setting Up and Management of ‘Youth Friendly’ Health Drop-in Units. Some Lessons Learned, Namibian Ministry of Youth and Sports, and International Cooperation for Development, April 1997

Richards, P., ‘Rebellion in Liberia and Sierra Leone: A Crisis of Youth’, as cited in O. Furley (ed), Conflict in Africa, pp. 134-170, London: Tauris Academic Studies, 1995

Richards, P., Fighting for the Rain Forest. War, Youth & Resources in Sierra Leone, Oxford: James Currey, 1996

UNHCR, Populations of Concern to UNHCR, Statistical Overview, 1994

UNHCR - publication on reproductive health in emergencies

UNICEF, Children and Women in Emergencies: Strategic Priorities and Operational Concerns for UNICEF, E/ICEF/1997/7, November 1996

UNICEF, ‘Protection of Children in Armed Conflict’, Office of Emergency Programmes, December 1996

UNICEF, Youth Health - for a Change: A UNICEF Notebook on Programming for Young People’s Health and Development, New York, 1997

van Haren, L., ‘Towards Implementing Guidelines for Protection and Assistance of Adolescents and Youths’, report of a mission to Rwanda, 14-25 April 1997, Programme Policy Unit, UNHCR, Geneva

Women’s Commission for Refugee Women and Children, Untapped Potential: Adolescents Affected by Armed Conflict, A Review of Programmes and Policies, New York, 2000