2,000 people die each day from armed violence. 26 million are currently displaced within their own countries by armed conflict. And around 30 conflicts still continue around the world today.
Case study: Afghanistan and the DRC
It's over ten years since the current war in Afghanistan started. Despite huge amounts of money spent, it remains one of the poorest countries in the world. International attention is focused on the war, often ignoring the Afghan people's needs - to break the cycle of poverty, gain sustainable futures and educate young people including girls.
The crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is often forgotten about by the rest of the world. Yet in the last five years as many people have been killed there as died in the whole of the Second World War. People continue to be attacked and displaced.
For more than 20 years the people of central Africa have suffered attacks from the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA), a rebel group responsible for widespread human rights abuses. Since 2008, they have killed over 2,300 people and abducted over 3,000 - and the numbers are increasing.
Millions of people in the DRC are vulnerable to attacks by the brutal LRA. With no phone coverage it is extremely difficult for them to warn each other of danger and ask for help. Find out more about the situation.