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Statement by UNICEF Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Director Mohamed M. Malick Fall following bombing in Mogadishu, Somalia

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Statement by UNICEF Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Director Mohamed M. Malick Fall following bombing in Mogadishu, Somalia

This violence is not only morally egregious, it violates international humanitarian law.

NAIROBI, Kenya, November 26, 2021 / APO Group / –

“At least 13 school-age children and four school staff are among the dozens reported to have been injured when a bomb detonated near a school in Mogadishu, Somalia, in the early hours of Thursday morning. morning. The explosion is said to have claimed the lives of at least eight people. The bombing also damaged the school and its facilities.

“Schools, and any other place where children gather, must be safe for children at all times. Unfortunately, as we have seen in Somalia and other countries around the world, violent attacks are carried out with complete disregard for the lives of civilians, including children and their families. This violence is not only morally egregious, it violates international humanitarian law. UNICEF calls on all parties to always defend the safety of children and protect them from any form of violence and harm ”.

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