Rising child violations in war "a source of global shame": Guterres

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These two boys were among 357 child soldiers released by anti-Balaka militias and the ex-Séléka armed group in the Central African Republic (CAR) on 14 May 2015. Photo: UNICEFCAR/Donaig Le Du

The increased use and abuse of children by warring parties is "a source of global shame", the UN chief told the Security Council on Tuesday.

António Guterres was briefing the Council on his recently published report on Children and Armed Conflict, for 2016.

More than 8,000 children were killed and maimed during the year, while 14,500 violations were verified.

Matt Wells reports.

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