UN concerns for child welfare in Myanmar

Posted on 20 June 2022

Fears for a ‘lost generation’ of children in Myanmar have been raised by UN Special Rapporteur Tom Andrews this week. Continued attacks on children through military crossfire and deliberate targeting have been criticised as crimes against humanity and war crimes. This comes as conflict in Myanmar continues since the military took power of the nation in February 2021. According to Andrews, 142 children have been killed and 1400 detained by the military. Andrews has called on the international community to take coordinated action to address the Myanmar crisis and prevent a lost generation of Myanmar children.


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