United Nations International Children Emergency Fund


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Topic: Recruitment and use of children in armed conflicts Country: Iraq Committee: United Nations International Children Emergency Fund

Dear Chairs, dear Delegates! In December of last year, the government of Iraq announced that they had taken back the whole territory that had been occupied by the Islamists in 2014 and 2015. As the consequence of the war with Isis, every fourth child lives in poverty and 4 millions children need urgent help. In Iraq tens of boys and girls were used to carry out suicide bombings. Even experienced and trained soldiers may not realise that a child can be a suicide bomber. There is no official data, but majority of the militant organizations is responsible for their recruitment, they are Al-Q...