Our new report reveals 11,420 children killed in Syrian conflict: 7 out of 10 by explosives, 1 in 4 by bullets.
This is one of the headline findings of a new report from the Oxford Research Group’s (ORG) Every Casualty Programme.
We examine in unprecedented detail the information these figures contain on victims and how they were killed. This includes children caught in cross fire, as well as others targeted by snipers, summarily executed and, in some cases, tortured.
Commenting on the report, co-author, Hamit Dardagan, said: “This study shows why explosive weapons should never be used where children live and play, how older children quickly become targets in a war and even the youngest suffer its worst abuses. This grim and terrible record also shows why a sustainable peace, not more bombs and bullets, is the only way to guarantee the safety of children.”