More Than 29M Infants Born Into Conflict In 2018, UNICEF Says
UNICEF: 29 million babies born into conflict in 2018
“More than 29 million babies were born into conflict-affected areas in 2018, UNICEF said [Thursday]. Armed violence across countries including Afghanistan, Somalia, South Sudan, Syria, and Yemen meant that, throughout last year, more than 1 in 5 babies globally spent their earliest moments in communities affected by the chaos of conflict, often in deeply unsafe, and highly stressful environments. … Providing safe spaces for families and their young children living through conflict — where children can use play and early learning as outlets for some of the trauma they have experienced; and providing psychosocial support to children — and their families — are critical parts of UNICEF’s humanitarian response…” (9/19).