International report: Wars kill more than 100,000 children a year
A report published by Save the Children shows that more than 100,000 babies die each year from war and armed conflict in the world.
At least 550,000 infants were killed between 2013 and 2017 in the 10 most affected countries by hunger, lack of hygiene, lack of health care or denial of aid, the report said on the sidelines of the Munich annual security conference.
If added to these infants, children under the age of five who died during this period, the number of child deaths will rise to 870 thousand, which is the outcome of the organization is likely to be much larger.
About 420 million children, or 18% of the world's children, were living in conflict-affected areas in 2017, an increase of 30 million children from 2016.
The 10 countries cited in the report in which children are killed in conflict and war are Afghanistan, Yemen, South Sudan, Central African Republic, Democratic Congo, Syria, Iraq, Mali, Nigeria and Somalia.