The innocent victims of war-torn Middle east countries
A body lies in a blanket at the site of a mass grave containing some two dozen people, many of them children, in an area recently re-taken from Islamic State militants in Mosul, Iraq.
An Iraqi girl, displaced from Mosul, hugs her toy at the Hammam al-Alil camp for the internally displaced, south of Mosul, during an offensive by security forces to retake the western parts of the city from Islamic State (IS) group fighters.
An Iraqi girl, displaced from Mosul, carries food rations as she sits near a tent at the Hammam al-Alil camp for the internally displaced, south of Mosul.
Displaced residents of western Mosul evacuate their neighbourhood , as Iraqi forces continue to advance in the embattled city combatting Islamic State (IS) group jihadists.
Relatives mourn over the body on an Iraqi child, killed in an airstrike targetting Islamic State (IS) group jihadists, West Mosul. According to a Unicef report, with at least 652 children killed in 2016 – a 20% increase on the year before – and 850 children recruited to fight in the conflict, nearly three times the 331 enlisted in 2015.
12/12 Iraqis, displaced children from Mosul, smile as they are photographed at the Hammam al-Alil camp for the internally displaced. Unicef spokeswoman Juliette Touma warned the more than 2.3 million children forced out of school by the conflict will become a “lost generation” unless they can resume their education.
Displaced children evacuate a neighbourhood in West Mosul. Nearly six million children now depend on humanitarian assistance in the conflict, more than 12 times the number five years ago.
A Yemeni girl awaits humanitarian aid supplies given by the Russian humanitarian relief mission in a camp on the outskirts of the capital Sanaa.