We have been horrified by the latest outbreak of violence in the Middle East and we are deeply concerned about the unfolding situation and its impact on all children. We know that conflict is a key driver of the separation of children from their families. The targeting, abduction, maiming and killing of children is unconscionable. International humanitarian law is clear: children need special protection and the structures and services that afford them protection need to be safeguarded.
Lumos is fighting for every child’s right to a family by transforming care systems around the world. Our vision is a world in which all children grow up in safe and loving families. We shed light on the root causes of family separation – such as poverty, conflict, and discrimination. We press and support governments to reform care systems and, by building global expertise and skill with our partners, we show how children can be safely united with families.
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