Statement by UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake on deadly attacks on schools in Idlib, northwest Syria

 

Statement by UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake on deadly attacks on schools in Idlib, northwest Syria

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NEW YORK/AMMAN/HONG KONG, 26 October 2016 “Twenty-two children and six teachers were reportedly murdered today when their school compound was repeatedly attacked in Idlib, Syria. 

“This is a tragedy. It is an outrage. And if deliberate, it is a war crime.

“This latest atrocity may be the deadliest attack on a school since the war began more than five years ago. 

“Children lost forever to their families … teachers lost forever to their students … one more scar on Syria’s future. 

“When will the world’s revulsion at such barbarity be matched by insistence that this must stop?”