Deadly decade: UNICEF reports three-fold rise in verified attacks on children since 2010

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30.12.2019 – UN News Centre

Deadly decade: UNICEF reports three-fold rise in verified attacks on children since 2010
Assiya, 10, stands by a pile of metal debris that was once part of the the Bodyalai girls school, which was destroyed during a bomb blast in 2015, Bodyalai village, Kuz Kunar district, Nangarhar province, Afghanistan, 9 April 2019. “There was a lot of fighting here. My uncle Shamsher lost his leg when the police check point was attacked,” Assiya says. “My other uncles Alim and Mirwais were killed. A lot of people died, and many people cried.” Students like Assiya are not only affected by the school destruction, but also by violence around the school. “I knew all the people who died in the attack; they were men from my village. I still remember them and feel bad,” says Assiya, her voice breaking. “I am still scared that someday they will come back and attack our school and the police station.” UNICEF supported the…

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