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10 October 2017, New York, USA | South-South News — A top UN official said history will remember this generation of conflict “by the atrocity of the use and abuse of children in and for violent conflict” adding that children are “the expendable commodity of conflict today.”

Speaking to reporters in New York on October 6, the UN Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict, Virginia Gamba, said every period of conflict has “a distinctive brand of shame,” adding that it would be a mistake to consider children “either a necessary adjunct victim or a useful tool on the margins of violent conflict today.” She noted that, given the dynamics of war, “losing” parties tend to recruit children because “it’s easy.”

Gamba was presenting the Secretary-General’s latest report on children in armed conflict which covers the period between January and December 2016. The report found that children suffer an unacceptable level of violations by parties in the 20 countries covered, with at least 4,000 verified violations committed by government forces and over 11,500 by non-state armed groups. The violations under consideration include recruitment and use, killing and maiming, abduction, sexual violence, attacks on schools and hospitals, and the denial of humanitarian access.

Gamba revealed that Afghanistan had seen the highest child casualties since 2009, while child recruitment in Somalia doubled compared to the previous year. She said that one “has to assume” the figures are much higher given the difficulty to verify abuses adding that the report was likely “the tip of an iceberg.”

Gamba said the list of child abusers annexed to the report included nine governmental parties and 55 non-governmental armed groups. Asked about the inclusion of the Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen, Gamba said the coalition was working with her office to improve its performance. She said the coalition had attempted to revise its rules of engagement mid-last year and created an incident assessment team to review unintended violations and define corrective measures. She added that the coalition recently established a child protection unit and her office was currently working on a plan to provide training to that unit to increase its effectiveness.

The Special Representative called for the creation of a demobilization and reintegration platform to adequately bring children released from detainment or combat back into society. She said these children integration and assistance as many are unaccompanied minors.

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