Now more than ever, the devastating effects of conflict, violence, and humanitarian disaster loom all around us. Now more than ever, we must remain committed to our convictions of a better world. Now more than ever, we must join together and raise our voices to #ChampionChildrenInEmergencies!
The drawing above was done by Sedra, 15, and Shahd, 13, who use their art to illustrate their journey to Canada as Syrian refugees and the experiences of so many children living in refugee camps or other fragile contexts.
In times of conflict, children face increased vulnerability and heightened risks. We’re seeing that in Gaza. Reports claim that 40% of the Gazan population are children; with the conflict leading to over 625,000 children deprived of education, with at least 206 schools damaged. Schools are often the first to close and the last to reopen during humanitarian emergencies.
This World Children’s Day, Canada can #ChampionChildrenInEmergencies by:
The Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Minister of International Development Ahmed Hussen need to hear from you! Let’s take to social media and make sure they know that Canada needs to show leadership on this issue for the sake of children around the world living in emergencies.
This #WorldChildrensDay 🇨🇦 must #ChampionChildrenInEmergencies:
- Call for #CeasefireNOW in Gaza.
- Commit to be a leader at Dec's #GlobalRefugeeForum & invest in quality education.
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