The European Union on Tuesday donated its 2012 Nobel peace prize cash, plus a one million-euro top-up, to thousands of children impacted by war in Syria, Colombia, Congo and Pakistan. “In situations of conflict, children are often the most vulnerable,
A government jet has dropped cluster bombs over a playground in Damascus, leaving 10 children dead and others wounded, Syrian activists have reported. Separately activists said war planes bombed a rebel headquarters near the Turkish border on Monday but appeared to miss their target.
EIGHT children and nine women are among at least 20 people killed as government forces bombarded the Idlib region of northwest Syria, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says.
Amnesty International said a 10-day visit to the embattled Syrian city of Aleppo found that many of the victims of government air and artillery strikes have been children, and others were waiting in long lines outside bakeries to buy scarce bread.
Forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad are using sexual violence against men, women and children in detention and during raids in opposition strongholds, Human Rights Watch said in a report on Friday.
A U.N. report released Monday includes Syrian government forces and their allied “shabiha” militias for the first time on a list of 52 governments and armed groups that recruit, kill or sexually attack children in armed conflicts.
More than 34 children have allegedly been killed in Syria since a shaky truce between President Bashar al-Assad’s security forces and opposition groups took hold on April 12, the U.N. special envoy for children and armed conflict said on Tuesday. “Since a truce was agreed on April 12 … and despite the deployment of United […]
The Syrian government has detained and tortured hundreds of children, a situation called “horrendous” by Navi Pillay, the U.N. human rights chief. “They’ve gone for the children — for whatever purposes — in large numbers,” Pillay said. “Hundreds detained and tortured. … It’s just horrendous.”
At least 384 children have been killed during Syria’s 10-month uprising and virtually the same number have been jailed, according to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).
Syrian state forces killed 56 children in November in the “deadliest month” since the start of the March crackdown on dissidents, a UN-appointed investigator said Friday.