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New Report Finds Increase In Number Of Children Living In Conflict Zones

Deutsche Welle: One in six children live in war zones, Save the Children says
“According to a report published Thursday by global charity Save the Children, more than 357 million children live in war and conflict zones, an increase of roughly 75 percent from the early 1990s. Around half of those affected, some 165 million children, live in ‘high-intensity’ conflicts. Youngsters in the Middle East are most likely to live in an area classed as a war-zone, with two in five children living within 50 kilometers (31 miles) of a ‘conflict event.’ Africa was ranked as second-most dangerous region. … The report blames several factors for the overall increase…” (Goebel, 2/15).

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