PRIO Research Commissioned by Save the Children Shows 420 Million Children Living in Conflict

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15 February 2019

PRIO Research Commissioned by Save the Children Shows 420 Million Children Living in Conflict
Yemeni women and children tend to a fire in the UN-serviced IDP camp at Mazrak, North Yemen. Photo: Hugh Macleod / IRIN
Save the Children has released its 2019 report on children in conflict. The report is an update from last year’s results, both of which use research commissioned from PRIO.

Last year PRIO’s research showed that the number of children living in conflict zones had increased by 75% in the last 20 years. The updated numbers show that 30 million more children are living in conflict-affected areas than in the previous year, amounting to more than 1 in 6.

PRIO Senior Researchers Gudrun Østby, Siri Aas Rustad, and Andreas Forø Tollefsen contributed to the new research. In conjunction with the Save the Children report being released they have also published a policy brief titled ‘Children Affected by Armed Conflict, 1990–2017’. PRIO Director Henrik Urdal will discuss the new research at a Save the Children roundtable event at the Munich Security Conference today.

Click here to read the policy brief ‘Children Affected by Armed Conflict, 1990–2017’.