The Facts on children in Europe and the world

More than 45% of children in Romania and Bulgaria, and more than 30% of children in Spain and Italy are at risk of poverty or social exclusion.
More than half the world’s children – 1.2 billion – live in countries affected by widespread poverty,
conflict and discrimination
Girls face double discrimination due to their age and gender.
Migrant and refugee children face social exclusion and are denied access to basic social services.
Outside of Europe, 1 in 6 children live in 6 conflict settings. Many of these children are victims of violence and are increasingly targeted in conflict, including at school.
Children in fragile countries are among those who will feel the biggest impact from climate change. European children will also be affected.


More than 25 million children in Europe are at risk of poverty and exclusion.


Million primary school-aged girls worldwide do not attend school.


of children in Europe are confined to harmful institutions


Each year, 12 million girls are married before the age of 18.