Imagine the horror of being a child and having your safety at constant risk because of threats such as bullets, bombs and starvation. Sadly, this is the case for nearly 1 in 5 children across the world living in conflict zones.
When exposed to conflict, children’s lives and futures are at risk. Education is often attacked or disrupted. Schools are deliberately bombed, torched and destroyed while students and teachers are threatened or killed at and on the way to school.
Children are used as pawns in war and left without access to safe, quality learning environments that are essential to their growth and well-being, and particularly supportive after traumatic events. This targeted method paralyzes communities into submission by using their children’s safety against them.