Killing Children in Conflict Zones

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Feature Article by Stephen Lendman
Killing Children in Conflict Zones

by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)

Belligerents treat children no differently from adults, brutalizing and killing them without remorse or concern for fundamental human rights.

In February, marking the 20th anniversary of its Special Representative for Children in Armed Conflict, an annual report on affected children warned about grievous violations of their fundamental rights.

According to the UN's representative for the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict Leila Zerroughui, "(i)n Afghanistan, Iraq, Nigeria, Syria, South Sudan and Yemen, thousands of children are killed, maimed, recruited and used, and face acute humanitarian crises."

The UN report highlighted attacks on schools, hospitals, and residential neighborhoods, along with rape and sexual violence against young girls.

"Despite the advances that have been achieved in (the past) two decades,
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