Stop the War on Children: The forgotten ones

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As the world endured the second year of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2021, children affected by conflict continued to suffer grave violations of their rights. This latest report in Save the Children’s ‘Stop the War on Children’ series identifies deeply concerning trends for the safety and wellbeing of children living in conflict areas. This comes from analysis of the 2022 report of the United Nations Secretary-General on children and armed conflict, combined with updated numbers from the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO) of children living in conflict zones (defined as areas within 50km of a conflict incident each year). Both sources cover the year 2021. Based on these we have identified the 10 worst conflict countries to be a child.

In addition, with massive media attention on the escalation of the conflict in Ukraine, this report presents a new analysis by media monitoring service Meltwater that examines how coverage of conflict affected countries has fared since then.

Stop the War on Children: The Forgotten Ones is the seventh report in the series from Save the Children.


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