A statement by Save the Children against the attack that resulted in the death of eleven children in the Sagaing area of Myanmar on Friday, September 16.
Monsignor Joji Vadakara, Vatican City
Save the Children has strongly condemned the attack on a school in Depain, Sagaing region of Myanmar, which left eleven children dead and around seventeen children injured.
The organization reminded that children and schools should not be subjected to violence and expressed their condolences to the families of the children and other persons who died in the accident. They called for an immediate end to the ongoing conflict in Myanmar.
Hassan Noor, Director of Save the Children Asia, requested that the world leaders attending the United Nations General Assembly in New York condemn this attack and make every effort to catch those responsible for the attacks.
The children were killed when Myanmar’s soldiers opened fire on the school, suspecting that the assailants were hiding, and then on a nearby village.
Save the Children, an international organization that has been working for children’s rights for over a hundred years, has been working in Myanmar since 1995. Together with other organizations, they provide assistance in the fields of health and education for children and work for the protection of children and their rights.