The information below is based on the Report of the Secretary-General on children and armed conflict (A/72/865–S/2018/465) issued on 16 May 2018.

Following a discharge ceremony, two young men prepare to re-enter civilian life.

While the national peace process between the Government of Myanmar and several armed groups continued, long-standing conflicts in Kachin and Shan States persisted.  In addition, on 25 August, armed attacks by the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army against Myanmar police posts in northern Rakhine State triggered an immediate response from Myanmar armed forces, including the Border Guard Police and Tatmadaw, affecting primarily the Rohingya community.

In all these regions, the security situation remains volatile and grave violations against children continue to be documented.

2017 Verified Figures

Cases of Recruitment and Use of Children
Incidents of Killing and Maiming
Incidents of Attacks on Schools
Children were Abuducted