United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) the treatment of Afghan children in the ongoing war in Afghanistan has not improved. According to UNICEF, children in that country not only have been victimized by the war, but there is evidence that children are fighting on the front lines.
According to a July 3 article from ABC news:
Radhika Coomaraswamy, the UN’s special representative for Children in Armed Conflict, says Afghan children are the “forgotten victims” of three decades of war and violence. “I can’t think of any country in the world where children suffer more than in Afghanistan,” Ms Coomaraswamy said.
Ms. Coomaraswamy also noted there is:
…credible information that in the last few months there has been an increase in the number of children being in combat… We also have reports of individual cases of suicide bombers.
Ms Coomaraswamy’s office is going to provide a comprehensive report on the victimization of children in Afghanistan to the United Nations Security Council in October.