Afghanistan, child crimes on the rise

Fri, 4 Oct 2019 05:55:45 +0200

NEW YORK, OCTOBER 4 - The deterioration of security in Afghanistan over the past four years has led to over 14,000 "grave violations" against children, including about 3,500 young people killed and over 9,000 injured: a UN report released last night reveals this .
Secretary General Antonio Guterres condemned "the alarming level of serious violations committed by all parties and the fact that children continue to bear the brunt of armed conflict". Seriously worrying, says Guterres, is that the nearly 12,600 children killed or injured in 2015-2018 represent almost a third of all civilian victims. There has been "an increase in the incidence of 82% of child victims compared to the previous four years".