The Swiss Charity Concert 2018 supports the global Save the Children campaign “War on Children”
One in six children across the world are living in conflict areas, and children are more at risk in conflict now than at any time in the last 20 years. From Syria to South Sudan, Yemen to DRC, children are caught up in violence, which is not of their making. Children are being killed and maimed, raped and recruited, and being denied aid and medical care. Warring parties are bombing schools and hospitals on a scale not seen for decades.
But it doesn’t have to be this way. Standing on the sidelines is no longer an option. We have the power to make change happen. Now is the time to end the killing of children at their school desks and in their hospital beds. We must protect children in armed conflict.
Save the Children is calling on states, militaries and all actors with influence over the lives of children in conflict, to commit to take practical action in four key areas:
- Preventing children being put at risk
- Uphold international laws and standards
- Holding violators to account
- Rebuilding shattered lives
The Swiss Charity Concert supported different projects throughout the years.
Your donation counts! With your donation of 100 Swiss francs, you could, for example, enable one child to access a child-friendly space for a month.