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Nearly 12,000 children killed in Syrian civil war

March 11, 2021 3:19 pm
[Source: TVNZ]

Syria’s 10-year-long civil war has killed or wounded almost 12,000 children and left millions out of school.

The grim statistics were released in a UNICEF report ahead of the 10th anniversary of Syria’s conflict that began in mid-March 2011.

United Nations envoy to Syria Geir Pedersen says they’ve had some successful discussion in helping children who are displaced as a result of the civil war.

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“It was a very extensive round, very comprehensive where we touch upon all the issues pertaining to security concern and resolutions for section 20 to 54.”

The war has killed nearly half a million people, wounded more than a million and displaced half the country’s population, including more than 5 million as refugees.

Over the past year, the situation has been compounded by a severe economic and financial crisis and the spread of coronavirus in this Mideast country, where medical facilities have been hard hit by a devastating war that left large parts of Syria destroyed.

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