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UN Says 14,000 'Grave Violations’ Against Afghan Kids in 4 Years



Deteriorating security across Afghanistan in the past four years led to over 14,000 “grave violations” against children, including nearly 3,500 youngsters killed and over 9,000 injured, according to a UN report circulated Thursday.

 

Secretary-General Antonio Guterres condemned “the alarming level” of grave violations committed by all parties and the fact that children “continue to bear the brunt of the armed conflict.”

 

Of serious concern, he said, is that the nearly 12,600 children verified to have been killed or injured in 2015-2018 represented almost a third of all civilian casualties, the Associated Press (AP) reported.

 

That was “an increase of 82 percent in child casualties ...
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UN Says 14,000 'Grave Violations’ Against Afghan Kids in 4 Years


Deteriorating security across Afghanistan in the past four years led to over 14,000 “grave violations” against children, including nearly 3,500 youngsters killed and over 9,000 injured,...


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