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UNICEF concerned about serious violations of children’s rights in the northern part of Rakhine state reported in OHCHR report

YANGON, Myanmar, 3 February 2017 - UNICEF has just seen the report of the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights and is very concerned about the reported serious violations of children’s rights in the northern part of Rakhine state. Such violations of children’s rights are totally unacceptable.  Every child has the right to protection, irrespective of their gender, ethnicity, religion or nationality, in every circumstance. Allegations of child rights violations must be thoroughly investigated, violators must be prosecuted, and the child victims need and deserve support.


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For more information please contact:
Mariana Palavra, UNICEF Myanmar, +66 9795452618, mpalavra@unicef.org
Alison Rhodes, UNICEF Myanmar, arhodes@unicef.org
Simon Nazer, UNICEF EAPRO, Tel: +66 2-356-9513, Mob: +66 61-88-33-557, E-mail: snazer@unicef.org




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