We have witnessed the extended suffering of the children of Iraq--their lack of medical care, their lack of fresh food, their surplus of worry. Todays explosions that engulfed mini-buses of children on their way to school in Basra shows pointedly that those trying to embark on a normal day, trying in the midst of chaos, trying perhaps at the behest of parents who sought to give their children childhood, remain exposed, defenseless, vulnerable, and at risk in the face of the violence that continues to engulf their country.
We mourn them. All children are our children.
Ann Walle, CWS/New York, 212-870-2654; firstname.lastname@example.org
Jan Dragin, CWS, 781-925-1526; email@example.com