Protecting Children in Conflict
Today, nearly 1 in 5 children around the world are living in conflict zones.
Conflicts are lasting longer and are more likely to be urban and fought among civilian populations.
Sometimes, children are deliberately targeted.
Hundreds of thousands of children are dying every year from indirect effects of conflict, such as disease and the breakdown of services.
Protecting children must be a top priority.
What We’re Doing
SCAN is calling on our leaders to uphold international standards, hold perpetrators of violence to account and take action to protect children and support their recovery.
It is time to take decisive action.
The number of children living near war zones is increasing, yet President Trump is proposing a cut to programs that would help them. Urge Congress to reject these cuts.
Wilita and his siblings. This picture was taken when they first came to the United States. Wilita is in the top right corner wearing a black suit and white shirt. I grew up in the Democratic Republic of the Congo …
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The 74th UN General Assembly is now in session. This is a great opportunity to call on world leaders to make critical investments to better the lives of children.
View Toolkit. Around the world, Save the Children is organizing local events and actions to raise greater awareness about the need to stop violence against children living in conflict zones. You can help by organizing a postcard-writing event for other …
View report The nature of conflict has changed, putting children in the frontline in new and terrible ways. Wars are lasting longer. They are more likely to be fought in urban areas amongst civilian populations leading to deaths and life-changing …