Children increasingly used as weapons of war, Unicef warns

theguardian_2017 was a brutal year for young people caught in conflict, UN agency says, citing their recruitment as fighters and bombers

The face of a five-year-old Syrian refugee

Children caught in war zones are increasingly being used as weapons of war – recruited to fight, forced to act as suicide bombers, and used as human shields – the United Nations children’s agency has warned. Tiếp tục đọc “Children increasingly used as weapons of war, Unicef warns”

Rohingya children left stranded amid garbage and muck in Myanmar

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UN warns of ‘toxic fear’ among tens of thousands of children trapped in Rakhine state, some of whom have become separated from their parents

Rohingya children who fled Myanmar into Bangladesh at Balukhali refugee camp, Cox’s Bazar
 Rohingya children who fled Myanmar into Bangladesh are seen in Balukhali refugee camp, Cox’s Bazar. Many remain trapped in dire conditions in Rakhine state, according to the UN. Photograph: Dar Yasin/AP

Tens of thousands of Rohingya children have been left “trapped and almost forgotten” in remote, squalid camps and isolated villages in Myanmar’s Rakhine state, the UN has said. Tiếp tục đọc “Rohingya children left stranded amid garbage and muck in Myanmar”