NEW YORK: More than 8 000 children were killed or injured in armed conflicts throughout the world in the last year, according to a UN report, a number UN secretary-general Antonio Guterres described as “unacceptable”.
In Afghanistan, 3 512 children were killed or maimed. In Yemen the number was 1 340 and in Syria it was 1 299.
Hundreds of children were recruited as soldiers or subjected to sexual violence. – dpa