Dirty water 20 times deadlier to children in conflict zones than bullets – Unicef

A 10-year-old boy from Myanmar collects water at a camp in Cox’s Bazar, BangladeshChildren under five who live in conflict zones are 20 times more likely to die from diarrhoeal diseases linked to unsafe water than from direct violence as a result of war, Unicef has found.

Analysing mortality data from 16 countries beset by long-term conflict – including Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria and Yemen – the UN children’s agency also found that unsafe water, sanitation and hygiene kills nearly three times more children under 15 than war. The guardian