Stop the war on children - A crisis of recruitment

2021Save the Children

This latest report in our Stop the War on Children series looks in detail at one of the grave violations: children at risk of recruitment and use by armed forces or armed groups. There has been a rise in the number of verified incidents of children recruited and used by armed forces and groups, and the number of groups recruiting children has also increased. In three countries – Afghanistan, Syria and Yemen – the vast majority of children in conflict zones are deemed at risk of recruitment. This report and its key findings illustrate the war on children.

Key wordschildren in armed conflict / human rights / violation / war

CountriesEthiopia / Myanmar / Nigeria / Palestine / Philippines / Syria / Ukraine / Yemen