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Children Most Affected In Somalia’s Endless Conflict

Somalia has been ranked as one of the countries where children face a host of challenges due to
endless conflicts, which subject them to danger and other challenges, that make life difficult for them when growing up.

In a report published by the United Nations, the Horn of Africa nation is closely followed by Congo, Afghanistan, and Syria with the four accounting for nearly 60% of all violations among the entries on its annual blacklist of countries where children suffer grave abuses.

The country plunged into a serious civil war in 1991 after the ouster of military dictator Siad Barre, further subjecting thousands of women and children to vulnerable conditions. Thousands of them have either died or displaced in the conflict.

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Garowe Online

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