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UNICEF Sudan calls on armed forces and groups to respect child rights after conflict in South Kordofan alone kills 10 boys and girls in last two weeks

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Khartoum – April 16, 2015: Ten children aged between two and 15 years have been killed in the last two weeks in Sudan’s South Kordofan state. UNICEF condemns in the strongest terms the continued loss of innocent lives in Sudan as a result of armed conflict. Children continue to bear the biggest burden of this man-made disaster. Conflict kills – but it also prevents boys and girls from going to school, from accessing quality health and nutrition services and from receiving adequate protection. Children have only one message for all parties to the conflict: “The war should stop!”

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For further information, please contact:

Sawsan Youssef, Media and External Relation, UNICEF Sudan, +249-(0) 908-174-759, syoussef@unicef.org

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