Security Council holds open debate on children affected by conflict

South Sudan. 2014 was one of the worst years in recent memory for children living in conflict areas including in South Sudan, the Central African Republic, Syria and Nigeria. UNICEF File Photo/Zocherman

Unspeakable acts of cruelty have been committed against children caught in the conflict in South Sudan, including rape, castration and being burned alive.

These are just some of the ways children pay the price when war, political turmoil and other violence erupts in their homelands.

The UN Security Council on Thursday unanimously adopted a resolution addressing the plight of the more than 200 million children caught in armed conflict.

Dianne Penn reports.

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