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AAP policy calls for response to effects of armed conflict on children :

November 5, 2018

Editor's note:The 2018 AAP National Conference & Exhibition will take place from Nov. 2-6 in Orlando.

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.

The Effects of Armed Conflict on Children, from the Section on International Child Health, is available at (policy) and (technical report).

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.

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