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Suicide cases among Syrian children rising sharply, says Save the Children

The number of children attempting or committing suicide in northwest Syria has risen sharply over the past year, with almost one in five of all recorded suicide cases involving adolescents, Save the Children said on Thursday.

Deaths by suicide increased by 86 percent in the last three months of 2020 in comparison to the first three months of that year, the charity reported.

It added that a total of 246 people died by suicide during that period, while another 1,748 suicide attempts were recorded.

"After ten years of conflict, we are now seeing children resorting to taking their own lives," said Sonia Khush, Save the Children's Syria Response Director.

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