Children at risk as clashes continue in Gaza border

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

The Great March of Return initiative continued for the second consecutive week resulting in new clashes across the Gaza Strip. 

Protests on April 6, 2018 brought the number of Palestinians killed to more than 30 over the past weeks. Gaza's Health Ministry said more than a thousand people were wounded.

Medical sources in Gaza reported that during the last weeks, there was one child killed and at least 200 children required medical assistance.

World Vision Jerusalem-West Bank-Gaza’s National Director David Purnell says: “Continued violence puts children at high risk and makes them potential victims. Their safety and security needs far more urgent care and attention than it is currently getting.”

As the marches and protests continue in Gaza, World Vision is deeply concerned for the safety of children.

World Vision is concerned with escalation of violence and calls for demonstrations and protests be allowed to proceed in a peaceful environment.