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Thursday, June 14, 2012

Afghanistan: UNICEF, 1,756 children killed in 2011

Increase the victims of the conflict in Afghanistan especially the children. According to the UN annual report on children in armed conflicts presented yesterday by the Secretary General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon, a total of 1,756 children were killed or wounded by the conflict in Afghanistan only in 2011 (an average of 4 , 8 children per day) compared to 1,396 in 2010. UNICEF says deeply concerned about this trend and renews its call on all parties to the conflict to provide protection to children at all times and to respect international humanitarian law. ' 'The death or injury of the individual child and' a tragedy. This level of avoidable suffering of children and 'simply unacceptable,'' said UNICEF Deputy Representative in Afghanistan, Vidhya Ganesh. '' It 's absolutely necessary that all parties in conflict do everything possible now to protect the lives and basic rights of every child in Afghanistan.'' In 2011, 316 children and teenagers under 18 years of age' were recruited by the warring parties in Afghanistan and, in most cases by armed opposition groups. The children have been used for suicide attacks, to place explosive devices and bring supplies to armed groups.

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