"All that glitters is not gold". Child Victims of Proxy Wars in the Middle East

19 November 2019, European Parliament, Brussels

Date: 19 November 2019 - 17h00 to 18h30
Venue: European Parliament, Room A5G1, Brussels
Hosted by Ilhan Kyuchyuk MEP

On the eve of the 30th Anniversary of the Convention of the Rights of the Child, we are witnessing an unprecedented use of violence against civilians in the Arab world that disproportionately affects children. This is mostly due to the conflicts financed by external regional powers that propagate and exacerbate harmful social and political environments at home and abroad. In countries like Yemen, extreme poverty caused by policies of starvation as a weapon of war has an immediate impact on children’s lives. In Libya, the war between armed militias prevents many children from going to school and exposes them to heightened risk of recruitment and trafficking.


A video message from Libyan teenager pacifist Sajeda Shareif will be screened at the conference.
Conclusions by:

  • Ilhan Kyuchyuk, MEP

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For further information, please contact Susan Dabbous, EU Advocacy Coordinator, No Peace Without Justice, email: sdabbous@npwj.org