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Child Abuse

Facts About Child Abuse

Learn the facts about social abuse and exploited children.

•  An estimated 300 million children worldwide are subjected to violence, exploitation and abuse, including the worst forms of child labor in communities, schools and institutions.



•  An estimated 1.2 million children are trafficked worldwide every year.



•  Children living in areas of extreme economic hardship and social disruption are at increased risk for abuse, violence, and exploitation.



•  About 1.5 billion children live in the 42 countries affected by violent conflict between 2002 and 2006. Of 14.2 million refuges worldwide, 41% may be children under the age of 18.



•  Worldwide, an estimated 40 million children under the age of 15 suffer from violence, abuse and neglect.



•  An estimated 1.2 million children - both boys and girls - are trafficked each year into exploitative work, including mining, factories, armed conflict or commercial sex work.



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