UN company lays backpacks for each little one killed in battle

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. kids’s company has laid 3,758 faculty backpacks in rows harking back to a graveyard on the garden of U.N. headquarters in New York — one for every little one who died in a battle zone final 12 months.

UNICEF stated it needs the set up, which ends Thursday, to dramatize the grave scale of kid deaths in battle and to spur world leaders assembly on the U.N. in late September to offer better safety for youngsters.

“UNICEF backpacks have at all times been an emblem of hope and childhood chance,” UNICEF Government Director Henrietta Fore stated, however these kids’s loss “will endlessly be felt of their properties, lecture rooms and communities around the globe.”

In international locations together with Afghanistan, Central African Republic, South Sudan, Syria and Yemen, UNICEF stated “kids pay the heaviest worth of conflict.”

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