VIOLENCE KILLS ONE CHILD EVERY FIVE MINUTES, WARNS UNICEF UK

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Every five minutes a child dies as the result of violence – according to a ground-breaking report from Unicef UK.

In its report “Children in Danger: Act to End Violence against Children” – published to mark the launch of the Children in Danger campaign – the organisation revealed that some 345 children under the age of 20 could die from violence each day in the next year, unless governments act.

The report reveals that the vast majority of children are killed outside warzones and that physical, sexual and emotional abuse is widespread with millions of children unsafe in their homes, schools and communities.

It finds that:

• children who are victims of violence have brain activity similar to soldiers exposed to combat

• a third of children who are victims of violence are likely to develop long-lasting symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder.

• those living in poverty are more likely…

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