Children are among the most vulnerable victims of conflict. Following the receipt of the 2012 Nobel Peace Prize for its achievements in peace on the European continent, the EU dedicated the prize money to help girls and boys around the world who are deprived of the opportunity to grow up in peace. The EU Children of Peace initiative aims to address a severely underfunded sector: education in emergencies. In its first two years the EU has, through the initiative and its partner organisations, reached more than 108 000 girls and boys in 12 countries around the world.
On 19 August we honour the over 450 humanitarians who were victims of violence when trying to help people in need. Whether killed, kidnapped or injured, these people did not deserve this for aiding humanity. We call on the world to respect International Humanitarian Law for the sake of these humanitarian heroes and their actions. #WHD2014
Together the EU's Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection department (ECHO) and major humanitarian partner UNICEF have come together to enable people around the world to amplify the voices of children in emergencies.
Join us and help ensure that a child's cries can be heard.