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UN: 3.6 Million Children in Iraq Risk Death, Injury, Sexual Violence

One in five children in Iraq are now at serious risk of death, injury, sexual violence, abduction and forced recruitment into armed groups, according to the U.N. children's agency. “Children in Iraq are in the firing line and are being repeatedly and relentlessly targeted,” said Peter Hawkins, UNICEF’s Iraq representative.   According to the latest UNICEF report, in the past two and a half years, an average of 50 children a month have been abducted and forced into fighting or...

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