One in four of the world's children live in a conflict or disaster zone.
The number of countries currently in conflict is the highest since the Convention on the Rights of the Child was adopted in 1989. Two billion people live in vulnerable or conflict-affected areas.
One billion children are victims of violence every year.
More than 34 million children are in need of urgent protection. Girls are the most affected, in particular by gender-based violence.
Half of child deaths under the age of five occur within the first month of life.
Every day, 15,000 children die of diseases that can often be prevented and treated by simple and affordable measures. There is a lack of sufficiently skilled staff to deal with maternal and newborn complications, especially in sub-Saharan Africa and Asia.