The relevant statement was made by UNICEF Deputy Executive Director Omar Abdi at the UN Security Council Meeting on the maintenance of peace and security in Ukraine, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.
“As each day passes, more Ukrainian children are exposed to the horrors of this war. In just this past month, the UN verified that nearly 100 children were killed, and we believe the actual figures to be considerably higher,” Abdi told.
In his words, even more children have been injured and faced grave violations of their rights; millions more have been displaced.
“The war in Ukraine, like all wars, is a child protection and child rights crisis,” Abdi stressed.
According to Abdi, due to the war, children are deprived of their right to education, and remote learning can only be a temporary solution.
“It is estimated that 3.7 million children in Ukraine and abroad are using online and distance learning options. But enormous obstacles remain, including capacity and resource constraints, language barriers, and unpredictable movements of children and their families,” Abdi noted.
A reminder that, as of May 11, 2022, a total of 226 children had been killed and 417 injured in Ukraine since the Russian invasion started.