UN: 1 in 4 children live in country of conflict or disaster

  • Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven addresses the media outside of the Security Council chamber at U.N. headquarters where he chaired a debate on children and armed conflict Monday, July 9, 2018. The Security Council adopted a resolution aimed at a framework for mainstreaming protection, rights, well-being and empowerment of children throughout the conflict cycle. (United Nations Photo/Mark Garten via AP)

UNITED NATIONS — A quarter of the world’s children — about 535 million — are living in a country affected by conflict or disaster, the head of the U.N. children’s agency said Monday.