(OSRSG-CAAC) – Increasingly complex, widening or relapsing conflicts showed no signs of abating in 2015 and had a devastating impact on children, Leila Zerrougui, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, told the Human Rights Council during the presentation of her Annual Report covering the period between December 2014 and December 2015. Children were victims of horrific violations as a result of conflict in Syria, Iraq, Nigeria and South Sudan. In Yemen, the latest information received by the Special Representative’s office demonstrates an over five-fold increase in child casualties and in recruitment and use of children.