Statement on Iraq child deaths

Responding to the deaths today of 26 Iraqi children in a suicide car bombing, UNICEF said that it deplores the actions of those who would target innocent children. Speaking from New York, UNICEF Executive Director Ann Veneman said, "The perpetrators of these attacks against innocent and unwitting children are shameful and wrong, and nothing can justify these acts. The killing of children cuts at the very heart of a society, and is the worst of crimes."