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The Five Worst Countries in the World

Nairobi Burundi and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) are among the world’s five worst conflict zones in which to be a woman or a child, according to a new report issued by international non-governmental organisation Save the Children, ahead of Mothers’ Day to on 11 May. “Women and children in these countries endure terrible suffering as a result of armed conflict and insecurity,” the NGO reported, naming the other three countries as Afghanistan, Angola and Sierra Leone. According to Save the Children’s report, titled State of the World’s Mothers, some four million women and six million children under 15 years are “imperiled by war in these five countries alone”. The report featured a “conflict protection scorecard” that analysed 40 ongoing conflicts in the world, indicating where the safety and security of mothers and children were most at risk. The scorecard addressed types of protection needed by women and children in war zones. These included protection from sexual violence, trafficking and prostitution, military recruitment of children, psychological trauma and family separation. Full Story

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