Kabul – The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) says children are more likely to be abused in Afghanistan, Yemen, Syria, and northern Ethiopia.
On Friday, December 31, UNICEF released statistics on children’s violence around the world, particularly in Asia, saying that in 28,500 incidents, 27 percent of the world’s children casualties were recorded in Afghanistan.
The children were killed in armed conflict, violence, and devastating insecurity in 2021, UNICEF added.
In its latest figures, UNICEF notes that Afghanistan, for example, has had the highest number of child deaths since 2005.
The Children’s Fund says every effort must be made to protect children around the world, especially in Afghanistan.
Meanwhile, women and children have suffered the most casualties among civilians since the recent changes and intense fighting in Afghanistan.