UNICEF condemns today’s attack on children in school bus in Pakistan

Islamabad: Today’s reports of the deliberate attack by gunmen on a school bus in Peshawar, killing and injuring children, have shocked UNICEF.

“This outrageous attack carried out on young children at their most vulnerable — on a school bus — is deeply distressing,” said Dan Rohrmann, UNICEF Pakistan Representative in Islamabad.

“Such an attack strikes at the most fundamental values of families in Pakistan and everywhere to have a safe and protective environment for their children. It is a violation of children’s right to education and their right to develop to their full potential,” said Mr Rohrmann.

“Children must be protected from violence at all times,” said Mr Rohrmann.

For more information contact:
Kristen Elsby
Chief of Communications
UNICEF Pakistan
90 Margalla Road, F8/2
Islamabad, Pakistan
Cell: + 92300 500 2595
Tel: +92 51 209 7810
Fax: +92 51 209 7799
E-mail: kelsby@unicef.org