Somalia 2018-03-02T12:18:08+00:00

The information below is based on the Report of the Secretary-General on children and armed conflict (A/72/361-S/2017/821) issued on 24 August 2017.

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 the Somali security forces, government officials and the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), as well as inter-clan clashes. The Somali National Army and AMISOM continued joint offensives against Al-Shabaab. Military forces of Ethiopia, Kenya and the United States of America also conducted operations against the group.

2016 Verified Figures

Children Recruited and Used
Children Detained for Alleged Association with Al-Shabaab
Children Killed and Maimed
Children Separated from Armed Forces