Parks ought to be a safe place for children to relax, but that hope was quelled for Syrian kids when a government-dispatched cluster bomb attacked a playground outside Damascus.
Consisting of at least 70 smaller explosives, the cluster bomb burst apart and killed ten children.This appalling incident is not an isolated case showing Syria's lack of military control -- HRW reports that armed forces have also been caught forcing children into combat.
Making children carry weapons and participate in attack missions are just as horrendous as rogue military attacks on civilians -- so why isn't anyone helping these kids?
As fighting intensifies in Syria, the UNHRC needs to put their foot down on civilian attacks and hold anyone forcing children in battle accountable for their actions.Tell the UNHRC to ensure Syria guards its children from military violence and combat involvement!
Dear United Nations Human Rights Council,
There needs to be more accountability and prevention for involving Syria's youth in battle. Recent attacks on civilians - such as the playground cluster bomb incident that left ten children dead outside Damascus - as well as illegal underage children being forced into combat shows a lack of government control concerning child safety. We need you to step in. [Your comments]
As fighting intensifies in Syria, civilian attacks and children forced into battle cannot go unchecked. I urge you to interfere and help guard children from military violence and combat involvement in Syria.