Syria opposition urges protection on UN Children's Day

BEIRUT- The Syrian opposition called on the international community on UN Children's Day Wednesday to step up efforts to protect youngsters caught up in the 32-month conflict.
"More than 10,000 children have been killed in Syria since the beginning of the revolution," the main opposition alliance, the National Coalition, said.

"Dozens of children have been subjected to horrific acts of torture. Some of them died, others have become permanently disabled.
"Four million children have been affected and 40 percent of Syria's children are deprived of education.
"The Syrian National Coalition calls on all international organisations involved in child protection to work to end the human suffering, which has affected all aspects of life for Syrian children and threatens their future."
The UN says half of Syria's more than 2.2 million refugees are children.

Thursday, November 21st 2013

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