Blast injuries. The impact of explosive weapons on children in conflict

DENSELOW, James
SALARKIA, Keyan
EDWARDS, Jess
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2019
24 p, ill.

This report covers children's exposure to blasts, children's unique vulnerability to blast injury (head, torso, burns and long term effects) and why children are exposed to blast.

Across five of the deadliest conflicts for children in 2017, an estimated 72% of child casualties were due to blasts. Using UN data for Afghanistan, Yemen, Syria, Nigeria and Iraq we can see that of the 7,364 children killed or maimed in conflict in 2017, at least 5,322 were linked to blasts.

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