As Russia’s offensive in Ukraine continues, India on Monday on the United Nations Security Council stated that ladies and children invariably suffer the most in any armed conflicts or army confrontation.
At the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) briefing on Ukraine, India’s everlasting consultant to the UN, TS Tirumurti stated, “From reports coming out of Ukraine, women and children disproportionately impacted and form bulk of refugees and Internally Displaced Persons.”
Tirumurti added that when harmless lives are at stake, diplomacy ought to prevail as the one viable possibility.
He additionally stated that for the reason that starting of the Ukraine struggle, India stood for peace dialogue and diplomacy. “We believe that no solution can be arrived at by shedding blood and at the cost of innocent lives,” Tirumurti stated through the UNSC session.
His feedback on the influence on girls and children amid the Ukraine struggle come as high UN officers referred to as for a probe into Russia’s violence in opposition to girls together with the safety of children in the continued battle.
“This war must stop now. We are increasingly hearing of rape and sexual violence. These allegations must be independently investigated to ensure justice and accountability,” Sima Bahous, director of the UN girls’s company, stated throughout a safety council meeting on Monday.
On the opposite hand, UNICEF’s director of emergency applications Manuel Fontaine warned of the chance to children of famine. “Of the 3.2 million children estimated to have remained in their homes, nearly half may be at risk of not having enough food,” Fontaine stated through the council meeting.
“The situation is even worse in cities like Mariupol and Kherson, where children and their families have now gone weeks without running water and sanitation services, a regular supply of food, and medical care,” he additional added.
Last month, UNICEF stated that children who have been fleeing Ukraine have been at a heightened threat of human trafficking and exploitation.
“The war in Ukraine is leading to massive displacement and refugee flows – conditions that could lead to a significant spike in human trafficking and an acute child protection crisis,” Afshan Khan, UNICEF’s Regional Director for Europe and Central Asia stated on March 19.
(With AFP inputs)