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Buy and Download Description It is currently estimated that approximately one in every three-hundred children around the world is displaced by war and political violence (Machel 2000). This amounts to at least twenty million children, approximately one million of whom have been separated from their families (Djeddah n.d.). In Rwanda alone, by the end of 1994, more than 100,000 children had become orphaned or had lost contact with their parents as a direct result of the war (Machel 1996). The numbers in other countries are equally high: it is estimated that by 1992 the war in Mozambique had left nearly 200,000 separated children, and in 1995, a UNICEF study found that 20 percent of Angolan children had been separated from their parents and relatives as a result of the country's long-standing civil war (Garbarino et al. 1991). Moreover, recent UNHCR estimates indicate that at any one time, there may be up to 100,000 separated children in Western Europe alone (UNHCR 2001). Today large numbers of children around the world continue to be displaced from their families and communities as a result of armed conflict. Difficulties with definitions and with data collection have meant that the problem is probably larger than these statistics indicate. It is currently estimated that approximately one in every three-hundred children around the world is displaced by war and political violence (Machel 2000). This amounts to at least twenty million children, approximately one million of whom have be
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