The vast majority of children are killed outside warzones and that physical, sexual and emotional abuse is widespread with millions of children unsafe in their homes, schools and communities. Some 345 children could die from violence each day in the next year, unless governments act.
The report also finds that:
- Children who are victims of violence have brain activity similar to soldiers exposed to combat.
- A third of children who are victims of violence are likely to develop long-lasting symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder.
- Those living in poverty are more likely to be victims of violence, wherever they live in the world.
- Over 75% of child deaths due to violence each day are the result of interpersonal violence, rather than conflict.