STATEMENT – Remnants of war are as deadly for children as war itself


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(ReliefWeb) BAGHDAD, 2 February 2022. – “4 children have died (3 boys and 1 girl) and 2 have been maimed over the last week, as a result of incidents related to explosive ordnances in two locations in Iraq. UNICEF expresses its deep sorrow and condolences to the children’s families, friends, and communities.

“Tragically, as reported in a UNICEF statement last August, this is not an isolated loss of children’s lives - In 2021, 125 children were killed or maimed by explosive remnants of war (ERW) and unexploded ordnance, from which 52 children were killed and 73 were maimed. Stronger concerted efforts are needed to reduce the increasing impact of these explosives, especially in boys, as the number of children casualties grew 67 percent compared to 2020 (79 children for that year, including 61 boys).

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Published: Thursday, February 3, 2022

Last Updated: Thursday, February 3, 2022

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