On November 20th, the world comes together to celebrate World Children’s Day. This year, the day falls during Israel’s war on Gaza, where nearly half of the population of 2.3 million is made up of children. The devastating Israeli attacks that began on October 7th have resulted in the deaths of at least 5,500 children, according to Palestinian officials. This means that one Palestinian child has been killed every 10 minutes, highlighting the severity of the situation.
Moreover, around 1,800 children are still missing under the rubble, with many feared to be dead. Additionally, a staggering 9,000 children have been injured in this conflict, with many facing life-altering consequences as a result. Unfortunately, many of these children have already experienced trauma from multiple wars in their young lives.
The infographic released on this day serves as a stark reminder of the devastating impact that ongoing conflict has had on innocent lives in Gaza. On this day dedicated to celebrating children, it is crucial to acknowledge and address the urgent need for their protection and well-being particularly in areas affected by conflict and violence.