NPR

24 Million Children At Risk In Mideast Conflicts, Says UNICEF

"Beyond the bombs, bullets and explosions, countless children are dying in silence from diseases that could easily be prevented and treated," the group reports.
Children watch U.S. forces in the village of Darbasiyah, Syria, on Apr.29. A UNICEF report on Monday put the number of children at risk in Mideast and North Africa conflicts at 24 million. / APTV / Shutterstock.com

Conflicts across the Middle East and North Africa are putting over 24 million children at risk, according to alarming new research by the UN Children's Fund.

"Beyond

You're reading a preview, sign up to read more.

More from NPR

NPR6 min read
After Grim Deaths In The Borderlands, An Effort To Find Out Who Migrants Were
More than 200 migrants die attempting to cross the Southwest border each year. Slowly, scientists at a Texas laboratory are seeking the story of their bones.
NPR5 min read
Who's On NPR?
Distinguishing whether content comes from NPR or others is not always easy. Here's a quick guide.
NPR2 min readScience
Computerized Model Reveals Details Of How Human Cells Divide
The nonprofit Allen Institute in Seattle has produced a visualization of human cell division that promises to be useful for professional scientists and curious amateurs alike.