More Syrian Children Killed In 2016 Than Any Other Of 6-Year Conflict, Marking ‘Unprecedented Suffering,’ UNICEF Says
CNN: 2016 was ‘rock bottom’ for children in Syria, says UNICEF
“More Syrian children were killed in 2016 than in any other year of the six-year conflict, making last year the worst on record for children in the war-torn nation, according to children’s charity UNICEF…” (Perry, 3/13).
Newsweek: 2016 Was ‘Worst Year’ for Syrian Children: UNICEF
“…The number of children killed in the conflict in 2016 — 652 — marked a 20 percent increase from the previous year…” (Gaffey, 3/13).
NPR: 2016 Was Worst Year Yet For Children Caught In Syria’s War, UNICEF Says
“…In another unsettling trend, 851 children were recruited and used in the conflict in 2016 — double the figure who were recruited in 2015, UNICEF says…” (Chappell, 3/13).
U.N. News Centre: ‘Unprecedented suffering’ for Syrian children in 2016 — UNICEF
“… ‘The depth of suffering is unprecedented. Millions of children in Syria come under attack on a daily basis, their lives turned upside down,’ said the UNICEF Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa Geert Cappelaere in a news release announcing the study Hitting Rock Bottom — How 2016 became the worst year for Syria’s children. ‘Each and every child is scarred for life with horrific consequences on their health, well-being, and future,’ he added…” (3/13).
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