Monday, March 13, 2017

UNICEF: 2016 Was The Worst Year For Syria's Children Caught In Syria's War

VOA: UNICEF: 2016 Was Worst Year Yet for Syria's Children

In Syria, last year was the worst yet for the country's rising generation, with at least 652 children killed in 2016, the United Nations' child relief agency said Monday.

There was no letup to attacks on schools, hospitals, playgrounds, parks and homes as the Syrian government, its opponents and the allies of both sides showed callous disregard for the laws of war.

UNICEF said at least 255 children were killed in or near schools last year and 1.7 million youngsters are out of school. One of every three schools in Syria is unusable, some because armed groups occupy them. An additional 2.3 million Syrian children are refugees elsewhere in the Middle East.

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More News On The UNICEF Report Declaring 2016 Being The Worst Year For Syria's Children

Hitting rock bottom: Children's suffering in Syria at its worst -- UNICEF
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Syrian children 'pushed to the brink' after worst atrocities since war began -- The Guardian
UNICEF: 2016 was deadliest yet for children in Syria -- UPI
2016 was 'rock bottom' for children in Syria, says UNICEF -- CNN
2016 Was Worst Year Yet For Children Caught In Syria's War, UNICEF Says -- NPR
Syria war: 2016 deadliest year yet for children, says Unicef -- BBC
Record number of children killed in Syria last year: U.N. -- Reuters
Syrian children suffering trauma from war -- DW
UNICEF: 2016 was the worst year yet for Syrian children -- Al Jazeera

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