This report by the UK organisation War Child, chronicles how the persistent civil war in Syria is seen as one of the worst for the depth and scale of abuses perpetrated against children.
The states that neither side in the conflict has taken action to protect children in the areas they control and reports that the Assad regime and the militias it sponsors have shot, detained, tortured and sexually abused children since the uprising began in March 2011. It also reports that opposition forces have included children in their ranks, and that they have failed to properly protect children when engaging in hostilities in civilian areas.
The report concludes with five key observations of conflict and its impact on children.
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