Save the Children Canada

Save the Children Canada

June 12, 2012 08:57 ET

Save the Children Statement: Syria's Children and the Current Conflict

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 12, 2012) - Save the Children's statement on the United Nations' report claiming that both sides in the Syria conflict are breaking international law by using children as human shields or runners on the front lines.

"United Nations' reports of children being used as human shields and being forced to work on the front lines are shocking and deeply worrying, and the perpetrators of these crimes must be held to account. This is contrary to International law, and we call on all sides to ensure that children are protected and kept safe from danger. All parties must now allow unhindered humanitarian access to help young people and their families."

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