CHILDREN & WAR: THE CHECHEN FILE

During the 1994-96 conflict, Red Cross workers found that children had been systematically executed - each shot through the temple. According to Unicef, 2,000 children were killed during the conflict - 40 per cent of civilian casualties - and 2,500 were orphaned.

Children were among 140 reported dead and 400 wounded on 21 October when Grozny's market was shelled.

On 23 October around 17 children aged 10-13 were wounded when a bomb exploded in the village of Nov Sharyo.

There are at least 190,000 Chechen refugees in Ingushetia. At least two children died at Sleptsovsk North camp in November because they lacked access to basic medicine.

Amnesty International

www.amnesty.org.uk

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