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The Urgent Need – and Hope – for Protecting Children in War

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Expand A Syrian child looks into a school classroom damaged during a reported air strike on March 7, 2017, in the opposition-held town of Utaya, near the city of Damascus. © 2017 Amer Almohibany / AFP / Getty Is there more international law can do to protect children caught up in war? That is the question raised by a major report released today as part of an inquiry on protecting children during conflicts. The Inquiry on Protecting Children in Conflict, chaired by United Nations Special Envoy for Global Education Gordon Brown, recommends several ways that international law could be strengthened,…

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