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Statement by Anthony Lake, UNICEF Executive Director on the latest killings of children in Syria

New York, 9 June 2012

“How many more children need to die? Repeated calls for the protection of children by all parties in Syria have not yielded positive action. But we must voice again our outrage when seeing the murder of innocents, especially children and women, as reportedly the case in Al-Qubair village in Hama.”

“UNICEF appeals once more: spare and protect the children who are in no way responsible for the violence and must not be its victims.”

For further information, please contact:

Sarah Crowe, Spokesperson for the Executive Director,
Tel:  212 326 7206




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