#STOP THE WAR ON CHILDREN
Five children and four adults, including a health worker, were killed on the 26th of March, in Yemen when one of our hospitals was hit by an airstrike.
Around the world, as many as one child in five is living in an area affected by conflict.
Every day, bombs destroy children’s houses, hospitals and schools. Their friends are shot and injured. Their families are killed. There isn’t anywhere they feel safe. Not at home. Not at school. Not on the streets where they used to play. Not even at the hospital.
The targeting and use of children in conflict is always illegal. Under international law, there are measures in place to protect them, 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 children.
That’s why we urgently need you to speak out today and #STOPTHEWARONCHILDREN. Together, we can protect the world's children from the horrors of conflict. Join our campaign now.
- Save the Children should call for an independent investigation to establish the facts and ensure justice for any violations against children
- World leaders must always uphold international law to protect children in conflict
- Anyone who commits a war crime against children must be held accountable
- Children in warzones need practical support on the ground – to protect and care for them, and to help them recover
We must #STOPTHEWARONCHILDREN.