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UN Reports on Child Rights Violations

A U.N. report released Tuesday documents cases of children recruited and used as soldiers by eight national armies and 51 armed groups in the past year. Some of the most serious situations are reported in Syria, Iraq, Nigeria and South Sudan. According to Leila Zerrougui, U.N. envoy on children and armed conflict, grave rights violations of children, including death, maiming, sexual violence and attacks on schools and hospitals, are highlighted. In Syria, where a civil war is raging...

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