source: War Child
published: July 2014
The safety of children in war is being ignored when they need us most.
MORE THAN 50% OF THOSE AFFECTED BY CONFLICT ARE CHILDREN. YET WELL UNDER 3% OF HUMANITARIAN FUNDING IS SPENT ON PROTECTING THEM.
When a conflict emergency happens, we know that protecting children is a life-saving intervention, just like providing food, water and shelter. However the UN system does not see it the same way. Protecting children from bombs, bullets, violence and sexual abuse is not a priority response for them.
But it should be – and we have a once-in-a-lifetime chance to make it so.
Right now, world leaders are preparing for the UN World Humanitarian Summit, which is only a few months away. The future of humanitarian action will be determined at this meeting.