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Children are safer in Kabul than in London, says Nato envoy

Publié par Clifford Armion le 22/11/2010

Ben Farmer

"Mark Sedwill, a former British ambassador to Afghanistan and now the Nato senior civilian representative in Kabul, said children were probably safer there than in London, Glasgow or New York.

"His comments in a television interview with CBBC Newsround were rejected by aid agencies working in Afghanistan, which has one of the highest child mortality rates in the world and has seen more than three decades of war and civil strife.

"A United Nations report last year concluded that Afghanistan was the most dangerous place in the world to be born. In total 1,795 children were killed or wounded during the conflict from September, 2008, to August, 2010, and 74 children died in roadside bombs or suicide attacks in the first six months of this year."

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"Children are safer in Kabul than in London, says Nato envoy", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), novembre 2010. Consulté le 25/06/2021. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/children-are-safer-in-kabul-than-in-london-says-nato-envoy