3.6 million Iraqi children now at risk from increasing violence

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Iraqi refugee children. Photo: Iraqi Red Crescent/UNOCHA

Some 3.6 million children in Iraq are at serious risk of death, injury, sexual violence, abduction and recruitment into armed groups.

That's the shocking conclusion of a new report by the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF).

A Heavy Price for Children reveals that one in five young people in the country are affected, a number that continues to grow.

Iraq is suffering instability and conflict caused largely by the terrorist group ISIL.

Reem Abaza has been speaking to Peter Hawkins, the UNICEF representative in Iraq.

Duration: 4’37″

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