New York, 10 October 2023 (TDI): United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) Chief, Catherine Russell strongly condemned the ongoing Israel-Palestine crisis.
She emphasized that nothing justifies the killing, maiming, or abducting of children, which constitutes grave violations of their rights.
UNICEF urges an immediate end to hostilities, emphasizing the need for all parties to safeguard children from harm and provide them with special protection as mandated by international humanitarian law.
Catherine Russell strongly condemned child casualties and rights violations amid Israel-Palestine violence. It is pertinent to note that within 72 hours, numerous children faced injuries, deaths, and exposure to ongoing violence.
UNICEF emphasized the urgent need for child protection along with calling for an immediate end to these atrocities.