Protecting vulnerable children is an obligation for us all

Your interesting article has highlighted the right to protection of refugee children. It is a fact that children and women always bear the brunt of wars and war like situations across the globe.
A Burundian refugee child plays at Gashora refugee camp in Bugesera District. Net photo
A Burundian refugee child plays at Gashora refugee camp in Bugesera District. Net photo

Editor,

RE: “Refugee children have the right to protection” (The New Times, July 5).

Your interesting article has highlighted the right to protection of refugee children. It is a fact that children and women always bear the brunt of wars and war like situations across the globe.

 

The website of UNICEF Middle East and North Africa, recently carried the most touching song for Syria, titled “Heart Beat”, sung with so much feeling by a visually impaired ten-year old girl Ansam and other displaced Syrian children.

 

Likewise, Indian celebrity Suhail Zargar composed and released on World Refugee Day, in Kigali, his very own composition of his Song for Rwanda, titled “Oh My Rwanda”.

 

He dedicated this song to the people of this great nation and to the relentless efforts put in by the Ministry of Disaster Management and Refugee Affairs together with that of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).

Sensitized by the volunteering services put in by Neysa Sanghavi of the Singapore International School in Mumbai, during the month of June dedicated to refugee programmes, a batch of around twenty five students will descend upon Rwanda in December this year and volunteer their time and talents to support the amazing work being done by MIDIMAR and UNHCR for refugees in general and for refugee children in particular.

Clarence Fernandes

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