Two children killed in 24 hours, as deadly attacks in Kharkiv continue unabated

Statement by Regina De Dominicis UNICEF Regional Director for Europe and Central Asia

06 October 2023

GENEVA/KYIV, 6 October 2023 – “Today’s deadly attack on a civilian area in the Kharkiv region of Ukraine, has reportedly killed a 10-year-old boy and injured an 11-month-old baby.

“This morning’s attack followed a strike yesterday on the village of Hroza, also in the Kharkiv region which killed dozens of people including a six-year-old girl. It was one of the deadliest attacks since the escalation of war.

“The attacks amount to a horrific 24 hours for children and families, leaving societies tormented with grief and heartache.

"Since the escalation of war in Ukraine, 1,741 children have been killed or injured according to the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights.

“In line with international human rights and humanitarian law, all necessary measures to protect children must be taken and attacks on children and civilian areas must stop.”

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