Named and Shamed

The UN has named and shamed countries including Yemen, Syria, and the DRC in its annual survey of nations’ failures to protect children. The roundup, which tracks failures across 6 categories, counted over 10,000 children killed or maimed in armed conflicts last year, and 21,000 “grave violations of children’s rights”—up from 15,500 in 2016.

The list includes non-state and state actors across 14 countries, including the Taliban in Afghanistan and the Islamic State in Iraq.

Human Rights Watch railed against the report’s “completely unjustified omissions” of the governments of Israel, Sudan and Iraq, and actors in Ukraine.

The New York Times

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