Violence in Syria continues to kill and maim civilians - UNICEF Syria Representative
Date: 2019-11-21 21:49
Violence in Syria continues to kill and maim civilians with reports that missiles fired into settlements for people fleeing conflict in the country’s northwest on Wednesday night, killed at least 12 people and wounded dozens more, including children, UN humanitarians said today (21 Nov).
Fran Equiza, UNICEF Syria Representative for Syria told journalists in Geneva, “reports of shelling near the Qah IDP camp near the Turkish border in Idlib last night caused damage to a nearby maternity hospital,” adding that “Children were also among the reported casualties; nearby IDP camps were also destroyed.”
In 2018, the UN confirmed that 1,106 children were killed in fighting linked to the nearly nine-year war. That was the highest number of children killed in a single year since the start of the war in 2012, according to UNICEF, which noted that the actual figure is likely much higher – a trend that has continued this year.