Protect Children in Conflict

Around the world, millions of children are battling through conflicts started by adults. From Syria to Somalia, Yemen to Myanmar, twice as many children grow up in conflict than did 30 years ago. It's time to make them off limits in war.

At our best, we the British people, have achieved amazing things. We’ve stood up to bullies. We’ve supported the underdog. We’ve set the rights of children in stone. We’ve led by example.

It’s time for us to do what’s right again.

Children need our government to create a plan to keep them safe in war. They had one in the past, but it expired in 2013. That’s not good enough for children.

Put protecting children back at the heart of what we stand for.

Call on our government to create a plan to protect children.

Together, through words and actions, we can send a message to the world again;

Children are the future. And the future is worth fighting for.

Salem*, 12, with his little sister, Safaa*, two, outside their home in Hebron, occupied Palestinian territory.

What's the plan?

The first practical step is for the UK Government to create a strategy to protect children, which lays out how they will keep children safe in war.

We had one in the past, but the old plan – the 'Protection of Civilians' Strategy – expired in 2013. That’s not good enough for children. 

THE NEW STRATEGY MUST:

It's time to make children off limits in war.

What you can do