Every day, bombs destroy children’s homes, hospitals and schools. Their friends are shot and injured. Their families are killed.
Around the world, one child in five is living in an area affected by conflict, in places like Afghanistan, Ukraine and Yemen.
Call for change from governments, and support Save the Children’s recovery programmes to help children on the frontlines of conflict. With your support, we can make a practical difference to the lives of children living in war zones. Join our campaign now.
This is a war on children.
Six years of relentless war has left a mark on the children in Yemen. Wounded, traumatised and hungry, and with limited access to basic services such as education, protection and healthcare. Years of violence, bombing and insecurity have seriously affected their mental health.
Razan* was seriously injured in an airstrike when fleeing violence in Yemen.
Shrapnel hit her in the eye, impairing her sight. Razan cried in pain for days, as her father worried if she would ever regain her sight again.
Children are constantly harmed in conflict and denied their right to protection.
For these children, there isn’t anywhere they feel safe. Not at home. Not in a hospital. Not on the streets where they used to play. Not even in school. Many are forced to flee their homes and are at risk of violence, hunger, and poverty.
The targeting of children in conflict is always illegal. Under international law, there are rules in place to protect children from harm, but too often these laws count for nothing. Unless our leaders understand that the public refuses to accept the war on children, we’ll continue to fail an entire generation.
That’s why we urgently need you to speak out today and #StopTheWarOnChildren. Together we can build a global movement to stand with the millions of children in danger by calling for change from governments.
Join our campaign now if you believe...
1. World leaders must always uphold international law to protect children in conflict.
2. Anyone who commits a war crime against children must be held accountable.
3. Children in war zones need practical support on the ground to protect and care for them, and to help them recover.
We must #StopTheWarOnChildren.
*Name changed to protect identity.