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.

Tuguegarao City, Province of Cagayan, Philippines. Photo: UNICEF

The reporting period was marked by the five-month Marawi siege and related military operations, resulting in the enactment of martial law in Mindanao. In addition, the United Nations continued to document low-intensity armed engagements, predominantly in Mindanao. Conflict-related incidents between the New People’s Army (NPA) and Government forces supported by pro-government armed groups intensified, following the termination of the ceasefire agreement and the subsequent collapse of peace talks.

2017 Verified Figures

Killing and Maiming
Children Recruited and Used
Attacks on Schools and Hospitals