Children Killed and Injured in Syria as the New Year Starts

Published January 5th, 2022 - 12:57 GMT
From Kambou Fofana, Acting UNICEF Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa
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From Kambou Fofana, Acting UNICEF Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa

“Only in the past four days – since the new year began – two children were killed and another five were injured in the northwest of Syria as violence escalated. Last year, more than 70 per cent of grave violations against children in Syria were recorded in the northwest. UNICEF announced.

“This week, a UNICEF-supported water station came under attack in the Arshani village outside of Idlib also in the northwest. The attack put the station out of service cutting water supply for over 241,000 people, many are internally displaced.

“Children and services catering to them must never come under attack. It has been 11 brutal years of war on the children of Syria. How much longer can this go on?” They exclaimed. 

 

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