UNICEF: 384 children killed so far in Syria

By REUTERS
January 27, 2012 15:28

GENEVA - At least 384 children have been killed during Syria's 10-month uprising and virtually the same number have been jailed, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) said on Friday.

"As of Jan. 7, 384 children have been killed, most are boys. Some 380 children have been detained, some less than 14 years old," Rima Salah, acting UNICEF deputy executive director, told reporters in Geneva.

UNICEF is concerned about the situation in Syria, which has a legal obligation to protect children and uphold their rights, Salah said.

"Our office there is functioning well, we have a dialogue all the time with the government and civil society," she added.


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