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More than 7,000 children in the far South have been orphaned by militant violence during the region's 10-year insurgency. 

Wankanok Por-itaedao, chairwoman of the Luk Riang group, an association of children and youths advocating peace in the deep South, said on Friday that 7,312 children in the three southernmost provinces have been orphaned since the turmoil erupted in the region in January 2004.

The number of orphans is still rising, she added.

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