Children Believe statement on the Israel-Hamas war
MARKHAM, ON – Oct. 13, 2023 – Children Believe, as a member of ChildFund Alliance, condemns the use of violence and the violation of human rights during the renewed fighting in and around the Gaza Strip. We call on all parties to immediately end the hostilities that have resulted in the deaths of thousands of innocent civilians, especially children, on both sides of the conflict.
“The fighting needs to stop immediately and this cycle of violence must end now,” says Fred Witteveen, CEO of Children Believe. “We have grave concerns about the mounting loss of life and displacement of hundreds of thousands of people. It’s always the innocent who pay the highest price of conflict, particularly children whose lives and futures are at risk.
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