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Children suffer most in war

Updated: Apr 4, 2022

Spare a thought this morning to the thousands of people and especially the young children who are directly affected by war.

Schooling is disrupted. Lost educational opportunities may never be regained, especially in families who are already living on the margins.

Education is the best weapon against poverty but in war, this weapon is quickly neutralised. We owe a duty to our next generation who will be the ones looking after us of course!

A short article by Kim Oates

Kim Oates is an Emeritus Professor of Paediatrics, a former CEO of the Children’s Hospital at Westmead, a former President of the International Society for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect and an elected Founding member, International Academy of Quality and Safety.

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