Record number of children killed in Afghanistan in 2016, says UN - World - CBC News:
The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) attributed the disproportionate spike in child casualties in 2016 mainly to a 66 per cent increase in casualties from left-over or discarded munitions.
The report states that 923 children in Afghanistan were killed in 2016, a 25 per cent increase from the previous year. The number of children injured rose by about 23 per cent. Overall it was the highest number of casualties among children ever recorded in a single year by UNAMA.