The war in Ukraine has created a major humanitarian and child protection crisis, jeopardizing the lives of millions of children, tearing families and communities apart, and creating devastating impacts that children will feel for years to come.

Joining Forces, an alliance of the six largest international NGOs working with and for children to secure their rights and end violence against them is deeply concerned about the plight of the children who are enduring the brunt of this conflict. Indiscriminate and disproportionate attacks on schools, hospitals, homes, childcare institutions, and other civil infrastructure are violations of international humanitarian law and we condemn these attacks in the strongest terms.

Read the full statement to learn our calls.