VoICE Immunization Evidence

The Effects of Armed Conflict on Children

Authored by: Kadir, A., Shenoda, S., Goldhagen, J., et al.

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Key Idea

Key Evidence: Children under 5 years of age bear the greatest burden of indirect conflict-associated mortality. (Indirect mortality is due to disruption of health services including immunization, food insecurity and high risk living conditions such as those found in refugee camps.) The leading causes of child death in these circumstances include respiratory infections, diarrhea, measles, malaria, and malnutrition.

Published In

Kadir, A., Shenoda, S., Goldhagen, J., et al. 2018. The Effects of Armed Conflict on Children. Pediatrics. 142(6).