Mar 13, 2017
More Syrian children killed in 2016 than any other year
Unicef says that 652 Syrian children died last year, according to lists of formally verified deaths. That's 20% more than in 2015, BBC reports, more than in any other year of the civil war. Approximately 850 children were recruited to fight in 2016, Unicef estimates. More numbers:
- 2.8 million Syrian children are in hard-to-reach areas
- 281,000 are living under siege
- 2.3 million have left the country
- 2/3 of Syrian children have been injured, lost a loved one or had their house bombed or shelled, Save the Children discovered.