Friday, December 21, 2007

Children Always Pay The Highest Price

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BBC NEWS | Middle East | Iraq children 'paying high price'

Iraq children 'paying high price'
An Iraqi girl crouches in a street in central Baghdad (4 December 2007)
The violence led to extreme hardship for many children in Iraq
Two million children in Iraq are facing threats including poor nutrition, lack of education, disease and violence, the UN children's agency, Unicef, has said.

Hundreds were killed in violence during 2007, while 1,350 were detained by the authorities, it said in a new report.

Some 25,000 children and their families had to leave their homes each month to seek shelter in other parts of Iraq.

But Unicef said the fall in violence in recent months was opening a window for more international assistance.

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