The AAP released its first-ever policy statement and technical report on children
and armed conflict today, offering guidance for clinical health professionals, systems
serving children exposed to armed conflict and political advocacy.
Based on human rights principles, the policy provides a basic set of minimum standard
recommendations, resources for clinicians, other policy statements, legal topics,
a list of nongovernmental organizations and other documents.
The technical report synthesizes the available knowledge as a starting point for understanding
and dialogue about the issues facing children affected by conflict and how the pediatric
and world community must respond.