Archbishop Jurkovič: Quarter of World’s Children Facing Disaster
One of four children in the world were affected by humanitarian disasters in 2017, according to Archbishop Ivan Jurkovič Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the UN and Other International Organizations in Geneva.
His comment came at the 37th Session of the Human Rights Council Annual Full Day Meeting: Rights of the Child, on March 5, 2018. He went on to lament the growing number of humanitarian situations in all regions of the world.
“While some progress has been made, we are deeply concerned by the fact that, in 2017, around 535 million children1 were affected by humanitarian disasters; this represents