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Child safety 'must be in peace talks'

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Advocates urged the government on Tuesday to consider the exposure of children to violence in the deep South as it enters peace talks with separatists on Thursday. 

Allison Zelkowitz, director of Save the Children Thailand, said that children in the deep South were surrounded by armed military personnel and agitators, and have no safe place to get away from the conflict.

Tens of thousands of children have witnessed horrible events. Fifty children were killed, 300 injured, and another 5,000 become orphans according to statistics.

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