In wars, 20 children are injured and killed every day

According to UNICEF, at least 120,000 children worldwide have been mutilated or killed as a result of military conflicts since 2005. This corresponds to 20 children per day, said the UN Children’s Fund.

“Ultimately, every war is a war against children” said UNICEF Executive Director Catherine Russell. In her opinion, the international community is still not making efforts to protect children in war more effectively, even though it knows how to do so.


UNICEF has collected data on more than 30 conflicts in Africa, Asia and Latin America.

During these crises, 315 serious violations of children’s rights were registered and recorded. In particular, at least 105,000 children were used as soldiers in conflicts, more than 16,000 girls and boys were victims of sexual violence and more than 325,000 were abducted by representatives of the parties to the conflict. At the same time, the actual number of children affected is much higher, the organization added. In addition, the United Nations has recorded more than 16,000 cases of attacks on schools and hospitals.

Moreover, these statistics do not cover the catastrophic situation in conflict areas such as Ukraine, Israel, Armenia, etc.

That is why the main goal of the members of the “Connected Hearts” association is to pool resources that can change the situation, reduce the daily number of children affected by military conflicts, provide them with the necessary medical, psychological and material assistance and a complete to ensure supply. The focus is on a happy childhood, sound education and personal development.