Early childhood development in conflict-affected countries is key to life-long health, wellbeing and prosperity, says WHO and partners

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The early years in a child’s life are critical in building a foundation for optimal development through a stable and nurturing environment. However, for infants and young children living in humanitarian settings, risks such as forced displacement, migration, malnutrition, limited access to health services and insecurity threaten their chances to survive and thrive.

In 2018, more than 29 million children were born into conflict-affected areas, and an estimated 43{6339095b8ff4371e80c293520f74ccd4c0488f11a7aed6d0daae87ff5630195b} of children under-5  years in low- and middle-income countries—inclusive of humanitarian contexts—are currently at risk of not reaching their developmental potential. As the number of crisis-affected people continues to rise, so

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