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.

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Voices from kids: Stop the War on Children

Right now, in conflicts across the world, children are living through unspeakable violence with devastating and life-changing consequences. Bombed, shot, starved – children’s homes and schools have become a battlefield. No child should go through this.


Help Stop the War on Children

Nearly 1 in 5 children around the world are living in conflict zones, according to a recently-released report from Save the Children. Your voice is needed to demand that our leaders Stop the War on Children.



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 …