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> He spent three weeks in intensive care with in his skull and arm, and still lives just a few kilometers from the front line. Nearly half of the impacted children live in areas of so called high intensity, conflict.
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Children like this boy from a village in eastern Ukraine. He was six when a shell destroyed his home.>>
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The report says, leaving them vulnerable to the greatest violations of war including death, being recruited to fight or sexual violence.>> Then he raped both of my daughters.>> Save the Children said the stigma around rape and sexual assault means it is an especially under reported aspect of conflict, but that it is clearly prevalent and that both girls and boys are at risk.
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The number of children in conflict zones has risen by 150 million in the past 20 years. The report said, partly due to the increasingly urban nature of warfare. But it's not just numbers. Children also face an escalation in brutality such as being used as suicide bombers or the targeting of schools.
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The report, which covers data until the end of 2016, identified Syria, Afghanistan and Somalia as the most dangerous places to be a child. But it also warned that ongoing conflicts in the Middle East and Africa and an explosion of violence in Myanmar last year suggests the trend will continue.
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And more and more children will find themselves living in the shadow of war.