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UNICEF Afghanistan Representative: Afghanistan is now one of the worst places in the world to be a child


United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Afghanistan Representative Herve De Lys, at the press conference attended by video conference from Afghanistan’s capital Kabul, said that children paid the highest price in the crisis in the country.

De Lys stated that they have received news that children are being used by armed groups, and that 550 children died in clashes this year alone, and more than 1400 children were injured.

De Lys said the children were not given polio or other life-saving vaccines that would leave them paralyzed for life.

Explaining that many children are malnourished, De Lys said, “Afghanistan is one of the worst places in the world to be a child right now.” said.

De Lys answered the AA reporter’s question about whether UNICEF could confirm the news that 7 children died in the US airstrikes targeting the DAESH-Khorasan organization in Kabul yesterday, “We understand that 7 children died.” gave the answer.

Regarding whether the education of girls has been interrupted, De Lys said that they have spoken to the Taliban and that they have not seen any indication that girls will be prevented from going to school so far.

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