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Statement by UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake on killing of children in Peshawar, Pakistan

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16 December 2014
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NEW YORK, 16 December 2014 - The horrific, callous killing of more than one hundred children today in Peshawar, Pakistan must do more than shock the conscience of the world – as it will.

It must also summon us, all the more, to support the parents of Pakistan who wish for their children the best possible education – and all those who are working to provide it.

UNICEF extends our heartfelt sympathy to the families of the children who have been lost. We mourn with them.

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