Learn more about UNICEF’s work under the topic "Children and Armed Conflict".
Over 9,000 children killed or injured in the conflict, according to verified data
UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore has just concluded a two-day trip to Gaziantep, Turkey, where she visited the humanitarian logistics hub in Bab Al Hawa on the border with Syria. She also toured a Syrian refugee camp in Kahramanmaras.
UN officials call for cessation of hostilities and protection of children as conflict is about to enter its 10th year.
Statement attributable to Ted Chaiban, UNICEF Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa
15 children associated with armed forces and armed groups have been released in South Sudan. The boys ranging from 16 to 18 years of age were taken as prisoners of war during clashes in the northern parts of the country in 2019.
Statement from Sara Beysolow Nyanti, UNICEF Representative in Yemen
900 children on verge of release could be left in limbo unless new funds are secured
The 40-year-old conflict in Afghanistan is having a devastating impact on children and parties are failing in their duty to shield them from its consequences, UNICEF said in a new report released today.
UNICEF today released its US$ 4.2 billion 2020 emergency appeal to reach 59 million children with life-saving support in 64 countries across the globe. It is its biggest ask of donors yet, representing 3.5 times the funds requested in 2010.
Millions of children living in areas affected by conflict and disaster are at risk because of substantial shortages in funding for lifesaving humanitarian programmes, UNICEF said today.