Armed conflict killed 870,000 young children over five years, report

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At least 100,000 babies die every year because of factors including hunger, damaged hospitals and lack of aid, says Save the Children.

  • SBS

About 870,000 children under five may have died within five years as a result of armed conflict in the worst-affected countries, a new report finds.

According to the ‘Stop War on Children’ report from Save the Children, the number is five times more than the 174,703 fighters estimated to have been killed in the same period between 2013 and 2017.

“Almost one in five children are living in areas impacted by conflict, more than at any time in the past two decades,” said the…

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