The Palestine Red Crescent Society (PRCS) declared a state of emergency on 7 October, across the Gaza Strip and the West Bank due to a dire escalation in the recent hostilities. The situation is changing rapidly, but as of Friday, October 20, is it estimated that more than 13,000 people are severely injured, and at least 4,000 people have lost their lives, including 1,661 children. The International Commitee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is the coordinating body for the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement’s response to the situation.
Find the latest updates on the ICRC website.
With the situation in Gaza, the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan, and the ongoing Russia-Ukraine conflict, millions of people, globally, are directly or indirectly impacted and it can be necessary to initiate tough conversations with children about what is happening.