2017 was deadliest for Syrian children, says Unicef

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While the number of child deaths shot up by 50% last year, when the number of child soldiers also tripled, 2017 was the worst year for children Syria which is under war for the last eight years, says UNICEF.

The years also recorded at least 910 deaths of young Syrians. At least 961 children are recruited as child soldiers.

The children are being permanently maimed by fighting, or have to face forced labour, marriages, food scarcity and minimal access to health or education.

According to the United Nations, half of the 13 million people inside Syria who are in need of humanitarian assistance are children. About 2.8million children have been displaced by the conflict.

The middle eastern state records the displacement of 6,550 people each day on an average, shows data.

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