Situation of children in Iraq ‘a neglected crisis’

The report warns that Iraq’s children are being abandoned as international donors “sign up to the view that the mission has been accomplished”.

The situation of children in Iraq is “one of the world’s most neglected crises”, the charity War Child says.

Ten years on from the US-led invasion, violence is increasing, life expectancy is falling and children are falling behind in education, a new report says.

Nearly 700 children and young people were killed in the last five months.

The report warns that Iraq’s children are being abandoned as international donors “sign up to the view that the mission has been accomplished”.

The UK Department for International Development (DfID) pulled out of Iraq in 2012, and global development assistance fell by $19bn (£12.2bn) between 2005 and 2011, according to War Child.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-22366451

http://cdn.warchild.org.uk/sites/default/files/Mission_Unaccomplished_%20Iraq_1_May_2013.pdf

 

 

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