world : Israel and Hamas placed on UN list for violating children's rights

world : Israel and Hamas placed on UN list for violating children's rights
world : Israel and Hamas placed on UN list for violating children's rights

Wednesday 12 June 2024 10:53 PM

Nafeza 2 world - Sudan's warring factions were also mentioned prominently.

The report placed the Sudanese army as well as the rival Rapid Support Forces (RSF) on the blacklist for "the killing and maiming of children, and for attacks on schools and hospitals".

The two parties have been embroiled in a civil war for more than 14 months.

The UN said it has seen a "staggering" 480% increase "in grave violations against children" in Sudan.

The RSF paramilitary force was listed for recruiting children and for "rape and other forms of sexual violence against children".

While the Sudanese Armed Forces were singled out for the killing and maiming of children "at unprecedented levels", including through "the use of explosive weapons with wide-area effects, including in highly-populated areas".

The Russian military and "affiliated armed groups" remained on the blacklist for killing 80 children in Ukraine in 2023 and injuring 339.

Some of the gravest violations were also verified in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Myanmar, Somalia, and Nigeria.

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