Emotional Vulnerability of Displaced Children in a Protracted Conflict

  • Neinunnem Grace K Department of Psychiatric of Social Work (DPSW), National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS), Bengaluru, India
  • Paramita Bhawmik NIMHANS, Bengaluru, India
  • Jayakumar C NIMHANS, Bengaluru, India
  • Sekar K NIMHANS, Bengaluru, India
Keywords: Protracted Conflict, Displacement, Emotional Vulnerability


Children are the most vulnerable and affected population in areas of protracted armed conflict. Due to internal displacement, deaths, injury, separation from family, and other social and economic disruptions are on the rise. In India, there are limited studies focussing on children in protracted conflict. This study focusses on the state of Manipur and looks into the relationship between the background to displacement and emotional vulnerability and tries to understand the different aspects of emotional vulnerability that children have faced due to the protracted armed conflict.


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