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.

Take Action

Help Children in Conflict

Stop the War on Children!

There are 142 million children living in high-intensity conflict zones. It is critical for Congress to act to condemn attacks on schools and other safe areas.

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Stop the War on Children Toolkit

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 …


Stop the War on Children

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 …