Children and armed conflict in the Philippines

The present report is the fifth report on children and armed conflict in the Philippines submitted by the Secretary-General. It contains information on the six grave violations against children and, more broadly, on the situation of children affected by armed conflict during the period from 1 January 2017 to 31 December 2019. Highlighted herein are trends and patterns of grave violations committed against children by all parties to the conflict, and it is shown that conflict continued to have a negative impact on children, in particular in Mindanao.