Everyone must constantly be reminded that victims of any war would be civilians and children are the ones who suffer most. What would the impact of post-traumatic stress disorder be on children if adults themselves struggle to cope with it? Children would be psychlogically scarred if they survive the conflict physically. And sadly, as victims of violence, all they might understand is violence in future. Both sides should not continue to provoke each other and hopefully a ceasefire would occur very very soon.
300 Gazan Children Killed, 1,500 Wounded Since Tuesday
KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 15 (Bernama) -- As of Tuesday, over 300 children have been killed and more than 1,500 wounded, since the Gaza crisis began on Dec 27.
United Nations Children's Fund (Unicef) executive director Ann M. Veneman described the figures as not merely "cold figures" but those which interrupt the lives of children.
"No human being can watch this without being moved. No parent can witness this and not see their own child," she said in a statement on Thursday.
Ann said United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon was currently in the Middle-East, appealing for urgent compliance with the UN Security Council Resolution 1860.
The resolution calls for an immediate, durable and fully respected ceasefire and the unimpeded provision and distribution of humanitarian assistance throughout Gaza.