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Sudan: violence must end after five children reportedly shot dead in recent political unrest

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Sudan: violence must end after five children reportedly shot dead in recent political unrest

We mourn with the families of these five children, as well as others who have been killed or injured in recent days and weeks.

LONDON, UK, November 22, 2021 / APO Group / –

Following the recent political unrest in Sudan where five children were reportedly slaughtered, Save the Children US CEO Janti Soeripto said:

“Save the Children is concerned about reports of child deaths during protests in Khartoum, Sudan since October 25.

“With the death of a 16-year-old boy on Saturday and another 16 on Sunday from gunshot wounds, the death toll stands at 41 people, including five children. high number of children have been injured or detained in recent events.

“We mourn the families of these five children, as well as others who have been killed or injured in recent days and weeks. These are young people with a full life ahead of them who have been cut short.

“We are alarmed by the physical and psychosocial effects on children of the recent violence. These long-term effects of this crisis cannot be underestimated. Time and time again we see children who have struggled to cope with the violence they have witnessed, the loss of friends and their sense of security. The longer this violence lasts, the more children are at risk of being injured, killed or traumatized.

“We call on all parties to immediately end this violence and ensure that children are not harmed. We call on the authorities to immediately release all detained children. The safety of children must be a priority and protected at all times.

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