UNICEF urges better protection of children in Middle East and North Africa

UNICEF is urging for the protection of children in North Africa and the Middle East, as more and more are being killed in the violence involving government crackdowns on protesters seeking change.

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Children in the Middle East

Julie Walker reports.

In Yemen, at least 26 children have been killed and more than 800 injured since early February. In Misrata 20 children were killed. Syria had nine. And in Bahrain, young students were some of those killed in mass demonstrations. UNICEF adds that in the occupied Palestinian territory more than eight children have been killed and at least 48 injured both by Israeli security forces and by Palestinian armed groups.
Julie Walker, United Nations.

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