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.
“I choose safety over comfort.” It cannot be an easy choice to make, but that is what Dina*, a Syrian mother living in a shelter of metal and tarp in Azraq Refugee Camp with her family of 6, had to do.
In the spirit of spookiness, here are some tricky issues that are affecting kids and ways that you can help treat them.
I’m a father of two young kids, and I can’t help but think about the terrible consequences armed conflict, like the situation in Syria, has on children. Fortunately, as an employee of Save the Children Action Network, I know that many people are working tirelessly to advocate for the safety and security of these 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 …