Yemeni Al-Akhdam children Mohammed Huwais/Stringer

儿童的黑暗时代

纽约、斯德哥尔摩—2016年可能将因为军事和政治事件而被人铭记,但它也是二战以来儿童遭遇最悲惨的年份之一。

死亡、受伤和目光呆滞的幼童图像几乎每天都充斥着媒体:一个儿童在家园被炸毁后一边流血一边呆若木鸡;幼小的尸体从废墟中被抬出;地中海沿岸标记佚名儿童死亡的小坟墓,等等。

这些图像感染力极强,令人难受。但它们不足以道出儿童苦难之万一。2.4亿多儿童生活在冲突地区——从叙利亚、也门、伊拉克和尼日利亚北部的杀戮场,到较少见诸媒体但情况骇人听闻的索马里、南苏丹和阿富汗地区。而在5,000万被迫逃离祖国或在国内流离失所的儿童中有一大半是被迫离开家园,并面临着生命和福利的新威胁。

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