International Day of Peace
This section looks at the impact of war on different sections of society, these include children, women, environment, animals, poverty, food and water. To view the impact of war on each sector, please click the area of interest. Here are just a few of the impacts:
⚠ Over the last ten years, two million children have been killed in conflict. Over one million have been orphaned, over six million have been seriously injured or permanently disabled and over ten million have been left with serious psychological trauma. Children are also being deliberately recruited as combatants.
⚠ Disproportionate spending on war-making comes at the expense of funding for programs that benefit our lives and our planet.
⚠ Shoddy disposal of military toxins and weapons impact our health by polluting our water, land and air.
⚠ Loss to natural plant and animal life, damage to resources, and pollution of water sources.