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Tuesday, 30 Nov 2021

​Today, Save the Children launched its new report Stop the War on Children: A crisis of recruitment. The report is based on a new mapping of children at risk of being recruited or used in armed conflict conducted at PRIO, as well an update of the yearly estimation of children living in conflict zones. The findings are alarming. In 2020, approximately 337 million children, or more than 1 in 8 children, were living in a conflict zone in which one or more actors recruited children. This is the highest recorded number of children at risk of being recruited by armed actors.

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Friday, 15 Feb 2019

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.

News

Tuesday, 30 Nov 2021

​Today, Save the Children launched its new report Stop the War on Children: A crisis of recruitment. The report is based on a new mapping of children at risk of being recruited or used in armed conflict conducted at PRIO, as well an update of the yearly estimation of children living in conflict zones. The findings are alarming. In 2020, approximately 337 million children, or more than 1 in 8 children, were living in a conflict zone in which one or more actors recruited children. This is the highest recorded number of children at risk of being recruited by armed actors.

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