New Mapping of Children Affected by Armed Conflict

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Østby, Gudrun; Karim Bahgat; Kendra Dupuy; Siri Aas Rustad; Håvard Strand & Tore Wig (2018) New Mapping of Children Affected by Armed Conflict, PRIO blog, 15 February.

​This weekend, decision-makers from all over the world will come together to discuss current and future security challenges at the Munich Security Conference (MSC), which has become the major global forum for discussion of security policy. At the conference, Save the Children will launch its new report The War on Children: Time to End Grave Violations against Children in Conflict. The report is based on a new mapping of children in armed conflict conducted at the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO).

​Our findings are quite alarming: we find that more than half the world’s children are living in conflict-ridden countries, and furthermore, one in six children live in close proximity to where the actual violence occurs.

Read the PRIO blogpost here

Authors

Gudrun Østby

Gudrun Østby

Senior Researcher, Editor - Journal of Peace Research

Karim Bahgat

Karim Bahgat

Research Assistant

Kendra Dupuy

Kendra Dupuy

Senior Researcher; Desk Editor, Journal of Peace Research

Siri Aas Rustad

Siri Aas Rustad

Senior Researcher

Håvard Strand

Håvard Strand

Senior Researcher

Tore Wig

Tore Wig

Senior Researcher