Friday, May 4, 2012

Child Victims Of Violence In Iraq Hold Demonstrations In Baghdad

For the past few months, children who have had family members killed in Iraq have held demonstrations in Baghdad’s Firdos Square. Some demanded the passage of a law called Orphan Care, which would set up government aid programs for these young victims of violence in Iraq. They have also called on charities and non-governmental organizations to provide assistance as well.

Women and children who have lost family members due to violence head towards Baghdad's Firdos Square past security on Feb. 11, 2012 (Getty Images)
Children holding up a sign, which says, "Together we will make a better life for orphans" in Firdos Square, Feb. 11, 2012 (Getty Images)
Scenes from another demonstration held on Apr. 7, 2012 in Firdos Square demanding government and charitable aid to families that have lost loved ones (Getty Images)
Children at Firdos Square pose with a cartoon character during demonstration on Apr. 7 (Getty Images)

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