According to the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) in Afghanistan, 16 children have been killed in Balkh and Kabul in only the last two days.
Mohamed Ag Ayoya, the UNICEF representative in Afghanistan, stated in a tweet on Friday, 27th of May, that violence against children should be stopped immediately, in addition to informing people about the surge in violence against children.
“In the past two days 16 children were killed in attacks in Kabul & Mazar-e-Sharif and one other in Uruzgan due to unexploded remnants of war.” he wrote.
The UNICEF representative offered condolences to the families of the deceased children and stated that children should not pay the price for conflicts that are unrelated to them. He continues to call for children protection.
Mohamed Ag Ayoya made the remarks following a series of explosions in Kabul and Mazar-e-Sharif that killed and maimed a lot of children.
The UNICEF called the escalation of violence against children in western Kabul schools and educational institutions a disaster that brazenly violated children’s rights.