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The places where people think their children are most in danger are not the ones they should be most scared about, finds a new report released today. "Fearing Wrong" also reveals that violence against children is a common, growing and under-reported problem worldwide.
Today the U.S. released the list of countries that will lose military assistance in 2015 because of their use of child soldiers. However, military aid to continue to flow to some countries actively recruiting or using children in their armed forces.
2014 was a particularly harsh year for children, says UNICEF, which noted in a recent report that nearly 230 million children live in countries affected by war. Here are the top crises of 2014 that we will continue to watch in 2015.
Children in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) experience disturbing levels of violence and fear, a new report by aid agency World Vision finds.
World Vision urges caution over the apparent ceasefire in Eastern Congo.
World Vision is announcing a US$1.2 billion package of measures to combat childhood undernutrition, challenging governments — especially those from G8 countries — to match this commitment as they meet in London today.
Children who regularly attend Child-Friendly Spaces in disaster zones are able to maintain a positive outlook on life, one study says.
Around the world, an estimated 250,000 children—some as young as 7—are involved in armed conflicts. Children are exploited in state-run armies, paramilitaries, and rebel groups. Coerced, enticed or abducted, these children serve as combatants, porters, spies, human mine detectors and sex slaves; their health and lives are endangered and their childhoods are sacrificed.