Pledge

Support Children in Warzones

About the Pledge

War has lasting physical, social and psychological impacts on individuals affected and children are hit the hardest. More than two million youth have died in the last ten years because of armed conflicts across the globe. Twenty million children have had to flee their homes as a result of war. Stand with organizations like War Child and help children in war-affected communities gain access to education, justice and health services.

War can lead to a complete desolation of infrastructures and social structures. In parts of the world plagued by civil war and social unrest like South Sudan, Northern Uganda, Syria, and Afghanistan, children are in dire need of educational and health resources. Schools are often destroyed and children of war live in a constant state of fear, suffering and upheaval. In addition, tens of thousands of child soldiers under the age of 18 still fight across the globe—some as young as ten years old.

Children in warzones are more likely to become victims of human rights violations like sexual and physical abuse. Children, like Abdullah, a nine-year-old orphaned by Syria’s civil war, have experienced extreme violence and emotional trauma. In the last two and a half years, tens of thousands have been wounded, hundreds of thousands have been forced to flee their homes, unknown numbers have been detained, and an estimated 7,000 children under the age of 15 have been killed.

War Child rebuilds schools, gives direct legal representation to children who need it, and helps reestablish the economic and social groundwork of communities torn apart by war. Help restore the childhoods of youth in warzones, today!

Photo Credit: Muzaffar Salman/Reuters

I will stand with organizations like War Child in helping children affected by war get the resources they need to survive. I will educate myself on how women’s and children’s rights are often violated during times of armed conflict.

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Action Updates

  • 20 January 2015

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