“Every war is a war against children.” Unfortunately, one hundred years later, those words of Save the Children founder Eglantyne Jebb remain true. Right now, in conflicts across the world, children are living through unspeakable violence with devastating and life-changing consequences. Bombed, shot, starved – children’s homes and schools have become a battlefield.
No child should go through this. No matter where they’re from, every child deserves a childhood in peace. It’s up to us to listen to their voices and help stop the war on children to ensure they have the future they deserve.
Meet Fahad*, Sajida*, Ismail*, Narjis* and Godfrey*. They are just a handful of the millions of children living in conflict zones around the world. Here are their stories, in their own words.
* names changed to protect their identities