In a recent Security Council briefing, the United Nations reported the highest-ever number of verified grave violations against children affected by war. The alarming figure reached 27,180 cases last year. These grave violations include various forms of abuse and harm inflicted upon children in conflict zones.
The UN’s findings shed light on the significant impact of armed conflicts on the lives of vulnerable children. The violations documented encompass a wide range of offenses, such as recruitment of child soldiers, sexual violence, killing and maiming, attacks on schools and hospitals, and denial of humanitarian access.
The report underscores the urgent need for international efforts to protect children and promote their rights in areas affected by armed conflicts. The UN and its partner organizations continue to work towards preventing and addressing these grave violations to ensure the well-being and safety of war-affected children.