In 2020, 1.6 billion children were living in a conflict-ridden country. Approximately 452 million children – more than one in six – were living less than 50 km from where the actual fighting took place.
For the last few years PRIO and Save the Children have collaborated on the Children in Conflict project which illuminates the number of children affected by violent conflict around the world. Updates have expanded to include children living in conflict zones where they are at risk for sexual violence.
In this episode Gudrun Østby, Ragnhild Nordås, and Roos van der Haer talk about this research collaboration.
- Stop the War on Children: A crisis of recruitment (Save the Children report)
- Children at Risk of Being Recruited for Armed Conflict, 1990–2020 (PRIO Policy Brief)
- 1 in 8 children are at risk of being recruited by armed actors (PRIO Blog post)
- Children Affected by Armed Conflict, 1990–2020 (PRIO Policy Brief)