Monday, December 30, 2019

A Deadly Year For Children In Conflict Zones

A boy holds a rifle as he attends a rally of Houthi movement supporters to mark the Ashura in Sanaa, Yemen, on Sept. 10. (Khaled Abdullah/Reuters)

DW: UNICEF: 2019 ends 'deadly decade' for children in conflict zones

The United Nations has documented 170,000 grave violations against children over the past decade. Millions more have lost their childhood and future through conflict.

Millions of children across the world are entering a new decade facing the devastating consequences of violence in conflict zones, UNICEF said on Monday.

The United Nations' children's agency has documented 170,000 grave violations against minors since 2010, including killing, maiming, abduction, sexual violence and recruitment into armed groups.

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From Afghanistan and Mali to Syria and Yemen, conflicts are costing millions of children their health, education, future and lives, UNICEF said.

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More News On UNICEF's Report On Children In Conflict Zones

2019 concludes a ‘deadly decade’ for children in conflict, with more than 170,000 grave violations verified since 2010 -- UNICEF
Deadly decade: UNICEF reports three-fold rise in verified attacks on children since 2010 -- UN News
UNICEF: More than 10,000 children suffered war zone violence first half of 2019 -- UPI
Children suffering as number of countries in conflict is highest in 30 years, UNICEF says -- CNN
Three-fold rise in attacks on children in war areas since 2010 -- Al Jazeera

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