to be updated

About this section

Data is essential for understanding complex societal issues and support evidence-based policy implementation. This is especially true for a group like  the “Children Born of War” who often belong to the hidden and vulnerable population groups in conflict and post-conflict.

That is what it is even more important to collect and share data and all relevant sources about the topic. The CBOW Project thus aims to build a (virtual) open repository which will be open to the public and which is dynamic in the sense that stakeholders can obtain information on how to collect, document, and share relevant data taking into account the FAIR and CARE principles as well other relevant guidelines such as the Murad code.

If you have any data you would like to share, please contact us at:

Existing data

In this section you will find data on children born of war in different conflicts. Data will be collected in two areas:

  1. General data country overviews: contains information (basic numbers) regarding the existence of children born of war. If you have relevant information, please fill in the information in here and send it to
  2. Research data: Information regarding data (quantitative, qualitative, macro data etc.). A template is available here. If you need to adjust parts of it to fit your purpose, please do so. For an example see here.

Countries and continents will be included here on a continuous basis when we receive information in these areas.

Studies on children born of war

Africa, Northern Uganda

For details on Study number U2004, please click here

Europe, WWII, Denmark

For details on Study number DK2003, please click here

Europe, WWII, Netherlands

For details on Study number NL (Information still missing), please click here

Europe, WWII, Norway

For details on Study number N1997, please click here

In addition a table including estimates on children born of war conducted by the War and Children Identity project in Bergen, Norway, in 2001, is made available here (see p. 8-9). The aim is to update the information included in this overview table as well as include information on children born of war after 2001.