More children than ever before are living in areas affected by conflict

More children than ever before are living in areas affected by conflict, a charity says.

At least 357 million children live within 50km (31 miles) of an armed conflict and face the danger of being killed each day.

Save The Children says that's one in six children on the planet who are vulnerable to the United Nation's "six grave violations" to their rights.

They include killing and maiming - and recruitment or use of child soldiers.

Born into war

Anas is trying to raise his child in Yemen and faces struggles providing her with an education and basic safety.

Children in Yemen "don't want to go to classes because they're afraid of being killed," Anas says.

The 30-year-old lives in Sanaa, Yemen's capital, which is controlled by the Houthi rebels being pursued by Saudi Arabia.

His 20-month-old daughter has only lived in a Yemen at war, and Anas is constantly worried about her survival.

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