Stop the war on children in Gaza

8 April 2024

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Senior paediatricians and child health experts appeal:

Gaza War - Children

Please help stop the war on children in Gaza 5 April, 2024

Open Letter by

Professor Fiona Stanley AC FAA FASSA FAHMS, Distinguished Research Professor, University of Western Australia
Dr Suezanne Packer AO FRACP, 2019 Senior Australian of the Year

"As paediatricians and child health professionals we have committed our professional lives to promoting the physical and psychological health of children.

Every society places great importance on the care and protection of its children in addition to the dignity it attributes to all human lives.

War harms children disproportionately. It destroys their right to thrive in a peaceful environment and takes away their physical health, their security and their future.

The conflict between Palestine and Israel, both before and after October 7, is causing grave harm to children on both sides. Both Israeli and Palestinian children are being exposed to fear, privation, imprisonment and physical violence.

For the children of Gaza the deprivation and harms of war are now on a scale not seen in recent memory."

Read the full open letter here.