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Statement by UNICEF Syria on Reported Deaths of Children in Recent Violence

STATEMENT


DAMASCUS, 4 April 2014 - The reported killing of 11 children in two separate attacks this week in Rural Damascus and in Al Qalamoun Mountains in Syria is a horrific and tragic reminder of the human cost of the conflict inflicted by all sides in the fighting.

Too many children have suffered from the violence and terror of a conflict over which they have no influence. This suffering has to end and all parties to the conflict must uphold their responsibilities to protect children.

UNICEF repeats its call for those involved in the fighting, and those with influence over them, to bring an immediate end to this crisis which has not only devastated the lives of millions of children, but is creating terrifying long-term consequences for the future stability of Syria and the region.


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For further information, please contact:

Kumar Tiku,
UNICEF Syria
+963 934202330
ktiku@unicef.org

Razan Rashidi,
UNICEF Syria
+963 93 354 9020
rrashidi@unicef.org

Juliette Touma,
UNICEF Regional Office
for the Middle East and North Africa
962 79 867 4628
jtouma@unicef.org

 

 
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