Jordan marks International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression

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AMMAN — Jordan marked Saturday the 20th anniversary of the International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression, at a time when UNHCR’s latest statistics indicate that about 46 percent of refugees in Jordan of various nationalities are children, Al-Ghad News reported.اضافة اعلان

Studies indicate that there are some 57 nationalities in Jordan, which the UN refugee agency the UNHCR, said was the world’s second highest refugee population.

According to the UNHCR’S latest survey released in mid-May, the number of children refuges in Jordan is 350,000 out of 761,000 refuges of different nationalities.

While children in danger are around 30,000, there are 2,162 children who have been separated from their parents, according to UNHCR.

It said the proportion of children among Syrian refugees rose to 48 percent reaching 327,000 out of 674,000 refugees, 28,000 of whom are in danger, and around 2,000 children are separated from their parents.

Children make around 55 percent of the cash support beneficiaries that are distributed on 124,014 individuals within 33,000 families, with Syrian refuges making up the majority of them, estimated at 115,000 individuals.

The UNHCR’s figures showed that about 80 percent of refugee children are registered in school.

In August 1982, at its emergency special session on the question of Palestine, the UN General Assembly, said it was “appalled at the great number of innocent Palestinian and Lebanese children victims of Israel’s acts of aggression”, and decided to commemorate June 4 of each year as the International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression.

The purpose of the day is to acknowledge the pain suffered by children throughout the world who are the victims of physical, mental and emotional abuse. This day affirms the UN’s commitment to protect the rights of children. Its work is guided by the Convention on the Rights of theChild, the most rapidly and widely ratified international human rights treaty in history. 

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