Iraq 2018-03-02T17:10:27+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.

A woman carries her child through the debris of buildings and vehicles destroyed during intense fighting as they flee the Old City for safe areas in Mosul, Iraq, Thursday 6 July 2017. Photo: @UNICEF

Conflict intensified throughout 2016, particularly in Anbar and Ninewa Governorates, with large-scale operations to retake territory from ISIL in Fallujah and Mosul. In addition, suicide and other asymmetric attacks by armed groups had a significant impact on children.

2016 Verified Figures

Children in Detention
Child Casualties
Children Killed
Children Recruited & Used