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Global: Older People at Heightened Risk in Conflict

By Human Rights Watch
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(New York) – Older people are often at heightened risk of abuses during armed conflict, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. All parties to armed conflict should end abuses against older people and facilitate humanitarian assistance to older people in need. The United Nations Security Council should ensure that the UN addresses the need for enhanced protection of older civilians in armed conflict in its work.  Click to expand Image To read the report in easy-to-read format, please click here. The 49-page report, “No One Is Spared: Abuses against Older People…

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