Their vulnerability arises because children are developing intellectually and emotionally and therefore may not be able to participate fully in the informed consent process. In addition, children may be dependent on others for their basic needs, and this may expose them to increased risks of being coerced or exploited. However, children develop at different rates, and this can be impacted by the humanitarian crises they encounter. Cultures differ in the age at which they grant decision-making authority to children, which complicates how researchers determine when someone is capable of consenting to participate in research. This leads to the variation in the legal age at which someone can give informed consent for research.

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