The United Nations Human Rights Council must do more to protect Syrian children, First Secretary of the U.S. Mission to the council Jason Mack said in Geneva on Tuesday.
“We must hold those who have harmed them accountable for their crimes.
“We must do more to protect Syrian children and we must ensure accountability for all those who have violated their rights,” Mack said.
The U.S. envoy cited reports by human rights group saying that over 26,000 children have been killed since the conflict erupted in 2011.
He added that over 4,000 are under arbitrary arrest or forcibly disappeared and some 2,000 others, including kids as young as 9 years old, have been recruited as child soldiers.
The diplomat also complained that only 40 percent of all UN humanitarian convoys are able to deliver supplies to those in need.
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