Within the last 10 years, the estimated number of children killed as a result of war is about 10 million. Situations arising from armed conflicts mainly affect children because of their vulnerability.
Today between 250,000 and 300,000 children are fighting around the world. The recruitment begins at age 10. Child soldiers are exploited in war as machines; they are even used against their relatives and friends.
Children have become victims of abuse in both the private realm (at home, by family) and the public realm (in school or public spaces). Such abuse towards children can have severe consequences on their mental and physical health.