Somalia 2018-12-17T12:51:13+00:00

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.

Students listen intently to their teacher at UNICEF-supported Salaama primary school in Galkayo, Somalia, 2017 @UNICEF.

The security situation remained highly volatile, with continued attacks by Al-Shabaab on Somali security forces, government officials and the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM). The Somali National Army, AMISOM and military forces of Ethiopia and Kenya conducted military operations against Al-Shabaab, and the United States of America intensified air strikes against the group.

2017 Verified Figures

Children Recruited and Used
Children Detained for Alleged Association with Al-Shabaab
Children Killed and Maimed
Children Abducted

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