189 children killed, 301 injured in Iraq in 2015

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At least 189 children were killed and 301 injured in Iraq since the beginning of 2015, the UNAMI and UNICEF said Thursday.

Boys and girls in war-weary Iraq are suffering from grave violations with "dramatic consequences," according to the latest report from United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on the situation of children and armed conflict in the country, the UN News Center reported.

The volatile security situation and limited access to affected populations, in particular throughout 2014 and the first half of 2015, significantly hindered monitoring and reporting activities, but the document nonetheless highlights “worsening trends” as regards the killing and maiming, recruitment of child soldiers, sexual violence, attacks on schools and hospitals, and denial of humanitarian access.

Among the other grim realities that children are facing in Iraq, the report also reveals that some 1,400 boys and girls had been abducted during the reporting period, from 1 January 2011 to 30 June 2015.

Sources: MENA

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