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AFP
June 22, 2021

Violence against children soared in 2020: UN

AFP
June 22, 2021

UNITED NATIONS, United States: Violence against children in war-torn countries soared in 2020, exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic, according to an annual United Nations report released on Monday. Child abductions increased 90 percent while rape and sexual abuse of children rose 70 percent compared to the previous year, said the report, signed by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.