The United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child confirmed that the war in the Gaza Strip has claimed the lives of more children with unprecedented brutality.
The committee noted this in a statement issued on the occasion of International Children’s Day, which falls on 20 November, stating that 1 in 5 children in the world lives in areas of armed conflict.
He pointed out that the International Day for the Rights of the Child is celebrated in an atmosphere of sadness, calling for a “ceasefire” in conflict areas and a return to the basics of international humanitarian law to protect children.
He said that the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Declaration of the Rights of the Child in 1959 and the Convention on the Rights of the Child on November 20, 1989.
The statement added: “But today, 34 years later, becomes a day of mourning for children because many children have recently been killed in armed conflicts. More than 4,600 children have been killed in the Gaza Strip in just 5 weeks. This war has witnessed Kill.” More babies in less time. “This is brutality on a scale we have not seen in recent years. “
The statement quoted the British organization Save the Children as saying that 468 million children live in areas of armed conflict around the world, which accounts for 20% of the total number of 2.4 billion children in the world. According to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), children.
The statement also said: “Verified data shows that 8,630 children were killed or maimed globally in 2022, and about 4,000 children were unable to receive humanitarian assistance last year, which is also very worrying.”
The Israeli army launched a devastating war against Gaza for the 46th consecutive day, killing more than 13,300 martyrs, including more than 5,600 children and 3,550 women, and injuring more than 31,000 people, 75% of whom were children and women. Gaza Government Media Office.