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)|