GAZA STRIP PROTESTS
It has been a devastating period for the children of Gaza, with at least 13 children killed since the protests broke out in Gaza at the end of March.
After one of the deadliest days seen in the region since the 2014 war, the number of child casualties has risen to over 1,000.
The killing of children cannot be justified.
Even before the protests, Gaza's hospitals were at breaking point and bed occupancy was 90%. Now the new injuries means people are receiving treatment in corridors or being discharged before they have properly healed.
We urgently call on all parties to take active steps to ensure children are not hurt and to protect children in accordance with the Geneva conventions, relevant international humanitarian law and international human rights law.