The number of children reported killed in Gaza during Israel’s military campaign over the past three weeks has surpassed the annual number of children killed in armed conflict globally in each of the past four years, according to Save the Children.
More than 3,000 children have been reported killed in Gaza since October 7 by the enclave's Hamas-controlled health authorities.
A total of 2,985 children were killed across 24 countries in 2022, 2,515 were killed in 2021 and 2,674 in 2020, according to the United Nations secretary general's annual report on children and armed conflict, cited by Save the Children.
In 2019, the UN reported 4,019 children were killed in conflicts around the world.
Save the Children has added its voice to those calling for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza.
The latest violence has caused more than 1,200 deaths in Israel and at least 11,255 in Gaza as of Nov. 14, according to authorities on both sides.
(And I took pains to choose a media source that you respect as legitimate, Bill...)
The Save the Children Fund, commonly known as Save the Children, is an international, non-government operated organization. It was founded in the UK in 1919, with the goal of helping improve the lives of children worldwide.
The organization helps to raise money to improve children's lives by creating better educational opportunities, better health care, and improved economic opportunities.
The organization has general consultative status in the United Nations Economic and Social Council.