"This contribution provides a positive account of attempts now being made in Mozambique to reintegrate children involved in the armed conflict that ended in October 1992. The activities in question are being carried out by government, non-governmental organisations, and by local communities where the children are being resettled to reacquire social rules and family values, largely disregarded during the hard times of displacement, captivity, compulsory participation in combat and other circumstances accompanying armed conflict. The end of the war in Mozambique in 1992 has made evident the need for overall reconstruction and for the reintegration of refugees, displaced people and other groups rendered vulnerable by conflict."