UNICEF is deeply saddened by tragic shooting at early childhood development centre in Thailand

06 October 2022

BANGKOK, 6 October 2022 - "UNICEF is saddened and shocked by the tragic shooting incident at an early childhood development centre in Thailand’s northern province of Nong Bua Lamphu, where dozens of people were reported killed, many of them young children.

"UNICEF condemns all forms of violence against children. No child should be a target or witness of violence anywhere, anytime.

"Early childhood development centres, schools and all learning spaces must be safe havens for young children to learn, play and grow during their most critical years.

"UNICEF sends its heartfelt condolences and deepest sympathies to the families who lost loved ones and the injured. We join all people in Thailand in mourning and hope that those affected receive appropriate and timely support.

"We also ask that members of the public and the media refrain from posting or forwarding images and videos related to this violent incident, as this may further negatively impact children, victims' families, and their loved ones."


Media contacts

Sara Alhattab
Tel: +1 917 957 6536
Nattha Keenapan
UNICEF Thailand
Tel: + 66 86 616 7555


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