MEDITATION OF WEEK
Photo : UNICEF/Alaa Al-Faqir
Horror knows no limit in Syria, where children are yet again caught in the crossfire of the latest wave of violence in the southwest. Fighting has displaced an estimated 20,000 children and their families in just three days. Four children have reportedly been killed and many more have been injured.
Recent attacks have severely damaged civilian infrastructure in violation of international humanitarian law, including a field hospital which is now inoperable.
Children and families need food, hygiene, medicine and protection. Those wishing to flee should be allowed to reach safe havens, away from the sights and sounds of war.
Call on all warring parties in Syria to respect the fundamental principle of protection of civilians in conflict and to always place children’s safety and wellbeing above all else.