The War on Children: Time to End Violations Against Children in Armed Conflict

by Mariam Kirollos, Caroline Anning, Gunvor Knag Fylkesnes et al.
Save the Children International, 2018

44 pp. 3.6 MB

More children than ever before – at least 357 million globally – are now living in areas affected by conflict, this new report reveals. Nearly half of these children are in areas affected by high-intensity conflict where they could be vulnerable to the UN’s six grave violations – killing and maiming, recruitment and use of children, sexual violence, abduction, attacks on schools and hospitals, and denial of humanitarian assistance. The report shows there are significant gaps in child and gender-specific data in conflicts that need to be addressed by improved monitoring and reporting mechanisms. Despite this, some trends are clear – and deeply worrying.

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