In 2021, more than two thirds of the world’s children were living in a conflict-ridden country and more than one in six were living less than 50 km from where the actual fighting took place. For the first time since 2013, the overall number of children living in conflict zones has decreased. However, it seems that the number of children living in areas of more intense conflicts has increased. This policy brief provides the yearly update of the number of children at risk from violent conflict around the world. The mapping is commissioned by Save the Children and generated by PRIO.
Østby, Gudrun; Siri Aas Rustad & Andrew Arasmith (2022) Children Affected by Armed Conflict, 1990–2021, Conflict Trends, 2. Oslo: PRIO.