All Blacks star tweets graphic photo of dead children – CNN
“We see it as a fundamental infringement of those children’s rights,” UNICEF spokesman Patrick Rose was quoted as saying in the New Zealand Herald. “But at the same time, we don’t have the capacity to censor or edit private citizens’ showing what they find on their individual explorations online.
“We are as disturbed as anyone when we see those images but we want to offer a positive framework for people to respond to that.
“We can’t stop the war, we can’t stop these things happening to people, but what we can do is help children by getting them clean water, by getting them counseling to help them deal with that trauma and to help them have a better future by keeping them in school.”
The organization had previously posted images of Williams, or SBW as he is known in New Zealand, playing with children at the Lebanese camps.
The Herald later reported that the photos were of two children killed in a Russian airstrike which were circulated in Turkish media, quoting a Syrian civil defense official who said that the deadly strike happened in Idlib province.