Int’l day of innocent children victims of aggression being observed today
It is a sad reality that in situations where armed conflict breaks out, children – as the most vulnerable members of societies – suffer the consequences of war the most.
The ‘International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression’ is observed every year on June 4 to remind the world of the sufferings faced by children in times of conflict, crisis and aggression.
The six most common violations are recruitment and use of children in war, killing, sexual violence, abduction, attacks on schools and hospitals, and denial of humanitarian access.
Global Research Institute in it recent survey revealed that different conflicts across the world took lives of more than five hundred and sixty thousand children since 1990.
On 19 August 1982, at United Nations’ emergency special session on the question of Palestine, the General Assembly, “appalled at the great number of innocent Palestinian and Lebanese children victims of Israel’s acts of aggression”, decided to commemorate 4 June of each year as the International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression.