669 children killed, 39 maimed in Myanmar in 14 months: UN

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669 children killed, 39 maimed in Myanmar in 14 months: UN
Published : 17 Nov 2018, 14:29:13
669 children killed, 39 maimed in Myanmar in 14 months: UN
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The United Nations has said some 669 children were reported killed, 39 maimed in Myanmar and a large majority of them were Rohingyas.

Spokesman for the UN Secretary‑General StephaneDujarric came up with the data flagging a new report by the Secretary‑General on Children and Armed Conflict that has found that boys and girls in Myanmar have suffered patterns of grave violations following the start of the crisis in northern Rakhine in August of last year.

The latest report released on Friday contained data from the 14‑month reporting period.

These findings are in line with what other UN bodies have found, confirming killing, maiming, and rape, for which Myanmar’s armed forces have already been listed on the Secretary‑General’s Annual Report from last year, he said in a briefing at UN Headquarters in New York.

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