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Twenty years ago, Graça Machel’s report “Impact of armed conflict on children”, asked the international community to come together to address the plight of children affected by war.

A militant attack is believed to be taking place at the American University in the Afghan capital, Kabul.

In her annual report to the General Assembly, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, Leila Zerrougui, highlighted the devastating impact on children of increasingly complex conflicts, despite concerted efforts and significant progress achieved over the past year.

A hand grenade exploded Tuesday, wounding two school children, one critically, as they were playing with it in Upper Dir school, police said.

Border Security Force (BSF), which was deployed in Srinagar on Monday after a gap of 12 years, has occupied several school buildings here to set up their camps.

Afghan security forces are increasingly using schools as bases during military operations in Taliban-held areas, putting children at risk and depriving thousands of an education.

During the attack on the university’s faculty of humanities at al-Dabbit, incendiary bombs “fell between houses and people were terrified and started panicking, they even went out of their homes.”

Saturday's attack on school in Saada province killed 10 children.

Ten children died and 28 were injured in what Yemeni locals and officials described as an airstrike on a school in northern Yemen by a U.S.-backed Saudi-led coalition.

Statement by Ms. Leila Zerrougui, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict. Delivered at the Open Debate of the Security Council on Children and Armed Conflict, 2 August 2016 - Security Council Chamber

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