(ReliefWeb) – Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Valerie Amos, delivered remarks at the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict in London on 12 June 2014. 

“The second hidden group affected by sexual violence in conflict is children – both boys and girls. Sexual violence against children is most common when family and social networks have collapsed and when there is a complete breakdown in law and order — a characteristic of modern warfare, as we see today in the Central African Republic and parts of Syria.”