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Every fifth child lives, according to the study in a region in crisis

420 million children in the areas of the world lives in conflict and war. In the ten most dangerous countries in have died within five years of a minimum of 550,000 babies, said the organization Save the Children.

Almost every fifth child grows up in a conflict or war zone. Worldwide, it had been in 2017, around 420 million, said the charity Save the Children. According to their published report "the war against children", the number has doubled since the beginning of the 1990s, more than.

550.000 dead babies in the most dangerous countries

The organization classifies Afghanistan, Yemen, South Sudan, the Central African Republic, the democratic Republic of the Congo, Syria, Iraq, Nigeria, Somalia and Mali as one of the ten countries, where life for children is most vulnerable. Alone in these ten States between 2013 and 2017, to have died at least 550,000 babies by the consequences of conflicts. In relation to children under the age of five there had been at least 868.000 deaths.

The children died according to the figures, in most cases, in direct conflict consequences such as Hunger, lack of access to health care and sanitary facilities, or due to the obstruction of humanitarian aid.

Afghanistan is one of the countries where life for children is most vulnerable.

violations of children's rights on record level

The report breaks down the data to serious violations of children's rights: Therefore, this rose to a record high of more than 25,000 in the year 2017; in 2010 there were just under 10,000. Since then, the number has almost tripled. Every day children would be killed or mutilated by armed groups recruited, kidnapped or a victim of sexual violence, criticized the organization. In addition, their schools were attacked and humanitarian aid going to share with you.

"is the suffering of children in Wars are always horrible," said Susanna Krüger, CEO of Save the Children Germany. Children and civilians should never be targets. Yet, every day, children came under fire. "War crimes such as the use of chemical weapons, forced recruitment and rape are commonplace and the world is watching", defendant.

UNICEF-balance sheet: cruel year for millions of children, 28.12.2018 UNICEF 1.4 million children in Africa, starvation, 21.02.2017 Atlas |Germany |Munich

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