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Violence against children in crisis areas increased significantly TIME ONLINE



According to Unicef, the number of acts of violence against children in conflict areas has increased significantly in the past decade. According to the aid agency, the United Nations recorded more than 24,000 cases in 2018. The number was thus almost three times higher than in 2010.

A "deadly decade" for children is coming to an end, Unicef ​​said. Since 2010, a total of 170,000 serious child abuse cases have been reported
Critical areas have been proven – an average of 45 per day.
These included, for example, killings, mutilations, sexual violence,
 Kidnappings or attacks on schools or hospitals.

Violence against minors in these regions has not subsided this year either. In the first half of 2019, the United Nations had already registered more than 10,000 acts of violence against minors in crisis areas.

According to the United Nations Children's Fund, the increase in numbers is partly due to the fact that such crimes have been recorded more consistently in recent years. Nevertheless, Unicef ​​assumes that actual violence against children has increased significantly.

"Conflicts in the world last longer, solve more
Bloodshed off and cost more young lives, "said Unicef ​​boss
Henrietta Fore. It is currently particularly bad for children under
others in Syria, Congo and Yemen. The children's aid organization called
better protection of children in crisis areas worldwide.

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