For children trapped in conflict zones around the world, 2017 has been a ‘nightmare year’.
2017 has been a devastating year for children trapped in conflicts. They came under attack in spaces where they should be safe — in homes, schools and hospitals and on playgrounds. Children were deliberately targeted in many conflicts: They were used as human shields, killed, maimed, abducted and recruited to fight. Millions of children also bore the brunt of diseases brought on by crushing wars.