Afghanistan: ‘Appalling cost’ of conflict revealed as 26,000 children killed or wounded since 2005

More than 26,000 children have been killed or injured in Afghanistan since 2005 – an average of five youngsters every day, a charity has found.

Save The Children said the statistics highlight the “appalling cost of the decades-long conflict on children” in the country.

The charity warned Afghanistan is “one of the most dangerous countries for children in the world” and urged the UK to endorse a political declaration on “avoiding the use of explosive weapons in populated areas”.

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Source: Sky News