More than 8,500 children used as soldiers in 2020: UN

More than 8,500 children used as soldiers in 2020: UN

Channel NewsAsia - World·2021-06-22 06:01

NEW YORK: More than 8,500 children were used as soldiers last year in various conflicts across the world and nearly 2,700 others were killed, the United Nations said on Monday (Jun 21).

UN chief Antonio Guterres' annual report to the Security Council on children and armed conflict covers the killing, maiming and sexual abuse of children, abduction or recruitment, denial of aid access and targeting of schools and hospitals.

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