And yet former PM Gordon Brown in his current position as the UN Special Envoy for Global Education, failed to mention Palestinian children as he expressed his concern for those in nine other countries:
Brown: “This is not the year of the child but the year of fear, with 2015 already the worst year since 1945 for children being displaced, the worst year for children becoming refugees, the worst year for children seeing their schools attacked,” said Gordon Brown, the UN Special Envoy for Global Education, “with rising numbers of girls and boys at risk from conflict in Syria, Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq, Burundi, South Soudan, northern Nigerian and from natural disasters in Nepal.”
Refugees? Their schools being attacked? Does that not ring any bells?
I appreciate his concern for the children at risk in those countries named (and there are no doubt others around the world). But in Palestine, every year is a year of fear for its children.