Child Safe Horizons condemns the chemical weapons attacks on civilians in Syria. Along with the rest of the world, we were particularly horrified at the images of babies and children suffering and dying. The victims’ symptoms indicated that the chemical used was a nerve agent or other banned toxic substance. If proven, this amounts to an international war crime. Then, while survivors were frantically trying to save the lives of children and adults injured in the attack, the h
Usually when I meet someone for the first time, and tell them about the type of work I do as an aid worker I get a combination of the following responses: 1). “Wow, that work must be so rewarding”, 2). “Are you a volunteer/ Do you get paid to do that?/ How much do you get paid?” and 3). “I’d be really interested to volunteer to do similar work – how can I get involved?” As the documentary ‘The Voluntourist’ highlights, the development sector is one of the most technically cha
filmsforaction.org has produced a short informative animation explaining how the current refugee crisis in the EU has evolved and the current needs and contributions from states to assist the children, women and men from Syria. Video can be found here: http://www.filmsforaction.org/watch/the-european-refugee-crisis-and-syria-explained/ #Syria #Refugees #Children #Humanitarian #childprotectioninemergencies #Childprotection #childprotectionpolicies
As the refugee crisis continues in Europe, with thousands of families fleeing Syria, Iraq and other war-torn countries, it is most often the images of the children that grab at our hearts and bring tears to our eyes. The image of little Alyan lying on the beach in Turkey…the mother falling down on the train tracks in Hungary clutching her baby…the father carrying his son who was tripped up by a journalist as he ran away from police…and most recently, images of refugees, inclu
We have been devastated by the images of the children and families dead or dying being washed up onto the shores of Europe, or those lying suffocated in the backs of trucks trying to cross borders, or being passed over barbed wire fences - in an effort to be free to be safe. We have been devastated by the lack of action, the lack of protection, given to these children and families who are fleeing wars and tragedy - unimaginable.
Child refugees must be protected at all time