A brutal helicopter attack on a school in Myanmar’s hotly contested Sagaing state last Friday killed 14 people, 12 of them children. This is not the first time since the coup in February 2021 that the Myanmar military has violated international law and the rights of children.
After the attack, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) posted a message on Twitter offering condolences to the parents and families who lost their children.
The tweet was slammed by activists and organizations such as Justice for Myanmar for not naming the perpetrators — the Myanmar military — who carried out the attack.
The NGO Save the Children has also come under attack in recent days for similar reasons.
It’s necessary to underline that the deadly helicopter attack is undoubtedly the…