This article analyzes attacks on hospitals in Gaza and Ukraine from 2022 to 2023, highlighting the higher casualty rates in Gaza and the overall frequent targeting of medical facilities, which constitutes a grave violation of international humanitarian norms.
How protecting civilians from explosive weapon use in populated areas is never more urgent than now.
Ukrainian freelance reporter Alona Savchuk provides insight into her life and career as a conflict journalist, discussing the challenges of reporting during the ongoing war in Ukraine and the importance of empathy in storytelling.
In his 2023 lecture at the Festival of Writing and Ideas, Dr. Iain Overton reflects on the persistent suffering of war victims throughout history, underscoring the critical need for empathy towards those fleeing from conflict zones, challenging discriminatory media rhetoric, and urging us to recognise our shared humanity in order to foster a compassionate, welcoming society.
Explosive violence in conflict zones has inflicted a devastating toll on children, causing significant casualties, psychological trauma, displacement, and hindering access to education, highlighting the urgent need for global awareness, targeted interventions, and policy changes to protect and support the well-being of these vulnerable young lives.