"half A million babies died as a result of war between 2013 and 2017, according to a report from Save the Children. Children of all ages are becoming increasingly vulnerable."
"A four-year-old girl who picked up a mine in the belief that it was a whistle. A seven-year-old boy whose school bus was hit by a bomb."
"in 2017, lived 1 of 5 of the world's children in war-affected areas – nearly half a billion. In the worst-affected countries are dying more than 100 000 babies, children under one year, annually, in the aftermath of the war. Included all children under five years of age the figure rises dramatically; between 2013 and 2017, the dog 870 000 children."
"The armed conflicts have changed in nature, notes the new report. More and more often takes place in urban areas, which makes children increasingly vulnerable. Violence against children in conflict has never been so widespread, according to Save the Children. Children killed in air strikes and bomb attacks, but the death also of the indirect consequences of wars, malnutrition, diseases and lack of medical care, and water and sanitation."
"Girls and boys are affected in different ways. Boys will be many times the direct targets because of their potential stridskapacitet, while girls are more often subjected to sexual violence with the intention to divide communities."
"the Report includes the ten countries where it is considered to be the most dangerous to be a child today. These include Afghanistan, democratic republic of the Congo, Syria and Yemen."
"the 420 million children live today in areas of conflict, around a quarter of them in what is considered to be high-intensity war."
"the Figure increased by 30 million children between 2016 and 2017. Since the end of the Cold war has doubled."
"Serious violations against children in conflict zones has tripled since 2010, according to figures from the united nations."
"Between 2013 and 2017, over 550 000 infants below one year of age died in the war."
"the Countries included in the report are Afghanistan, central African republic, Congo-Kinshasa, Iraq, Mali, Nigeria, Somalia, south Sudan, Syria and Yemen."