A life impossible to imagine
Waking each day, living every moment wondering when the next bomb will fall. And how close it will land. Wondering when Daddy will return from the fighting. Or if Mummy will make it back from the market alive.
Right now, more children – roughly one in five – are living in active conflict zones than at any time in the past 20 years.
They are being killed, maimed and raped. They are being denied aid, school and healthcare. The brutality of war is exposing children to unthinkable horrors, embedding a deep and devastating fear that will define their future.
It’s time we insist that the Australian government end defence exports to countries accused of committing war crimes. Australia must also hold perpetrators to account and provide the practical help that children caught in conflict so urgently need.
It’s time we put a stop to the devastation that wars waged by adults unleash on children every day.
Stopping the war on children is now the international community’s most urgent priority.