Amnesty International: Speaking to the UN Security Council today, UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie cited an upcoming Amnesty International report on Yezidi child survivors of the armed group calling itself the Islamic State (IS) in Iraq.
Highlighting the lack of services available for child survivors of sexual violence and other violations, and calling for an urgent increase in international funding and dedicated services for children, Angelina Jolie’s remarks cited Amnesty International’s research:
“Many children were murdered, but nearly 2,000 have returned. Many suffer from post-traumatic stress, anxiety and depression.
“They experience flashbacks and recurrent nightmares that are typical for children who have experienced trauma and abuse.
“Many of the children witnessed the murder of their relatives, and the rape of their mothers.”