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


Over 8,500 children were used as soldiers last year in various conflicts, while another 2,674 children were killed and 5,748 were injured, a UN report stated. In its annual Children and Armed Conflict (CAAC) report, UN said violations were committed against 19,379 children in 21 conflicts. Most violations in 2020 were committed in Somalia, DR Congo, Afghanistan, Syria and Yemen.

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