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Deaths of children in northeast Syria ‘could have been averted’: UNICEF

New York: The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has expressed “deep alarm” over reports that eight children – all under the age of five – have died in Syria’s Al Hol camp, where several thousand children are languishing in dire conditions.

As children freeze to death in Syria, aid officials call for major cross-border delivery boost

New York/IBNS: Humanitarian assistance needs to be scaled up significantly to more than a million people displaced by fighting in northwest Syria, a senior UN aid official said on Monday, amid reports that children are freezing to death on the Turkish border.

Syrian conflict has ‘erased’ children’s dreams: new UN report

New York/IBNS: Nearly nine years of conflict in Syria have robbed boys and girls of their childhood and subjected them to “unabated violations of their rights”, including being killed, maimed, displaced, forced to fight or subjected to torture, rape and sexual slavery.

Pentagon refutes reports about plans to leave 1,000 US troops in Syria - Statement

Washington, Mar 18 (Sputnik/UNI): Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph Dunford has refuted media reports stating that the US military are allegedly planning to keep nearly 1,000 troops in Syria.

At most 117 children die in battered camp in northeastern Syria: watchdog

Damascus, Mar 16 (Xinhua/UNI) As many as 117 children died in a battered camp in northeastern Syria over the past few months, a war monitor reported Friday.

Senior UN children’s advocate says they ‘should never be targeted by violence’

New York, Aug 18 (IBNS): Reacting to a recent upsurge in violent attacks affecting children, Virginia Gamba, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, called on Friday for those responsible to be held fully accountable.

The ‘used and abused’ children of Syria must learn what ‘peace’ really means, Security Council hears

New York, July 28 (IBNS): More than 7,000 children have lost their lives or been maimed as a result of the brutal conflict in Syria, a senior United Nations official told the UN Security Council on Friday, stressing that they had been abused by the warring parties for far too long.

Those responsible for war crimes in Syria ‘will be held accountable for what they have done,’ says UN rights chief

New York, Mar 3 (JEN): War crimes, potentially crimes against humanity, are likely being committed in east Ghouta and elsewhere in Syria, and the United Nations human rights chief warned on Friday that the perpetrators of these acts must know they are being identified and will be held accountable.

‘Enough is enough;’ world cannot become numb to killing of children, says top UNICEF official in Syria

New York, Jan 27 (JEN):  With families in Syria’s besieged northern town of Afrin on the run or hiding in basements to escape intense shelling, the head of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) operations in the country has strongly denounced the rising number of child casualties, questioning whether the world is “becoming numb to the killing of children.”