Children Affected by Armed Conflict, 1990–2022

Policy brief

Østby, Gudrun; Siri Aas Rustad & Kristine Helskog (2023) Children Affected by Armed Conflict, 1990–2022, Conflict Trends, 8. Oslo: PRIO.

Children are particularly vulnerable in times of conflict and crisis. In 2022, more than two thirds of the world’s children were living in a conflict-ridden country. More than one in six were living less than 50 km away from where the actual fighting took place, a 2.8% increase from the year before. This policy brief provides the yearly update of the number of children at risk from violent conflict around the world, covering the period 1990–2022. The mapping was commissioned by Save the Children and generated by PRIO.

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