"The Trauma Is Unimaginable": Save the Children CEO Calls for Ceasefire in Gaza, More Focus on Congo


More than 15,000 Palestinian children have been killed over the past eight months of Israel’s assault on Gaza, and Palestinian officials are warning over 3,500 children are at risk of death due to starvation. “The trauma is unimaginable,” says Janti Soeripto, the president and CEO of Save the Children US, who is calling for a ceasefire, the protection of humanitarian workers and the allowance of aid into the besieged territory. “Over these past couple of weeks, it has even gotten worse.” Soeripto also calls for more international attention on the Democratic Republic of the Congo, where over 7 million have been swept up in one of the world’s largest displacement crises as armed groups fight across the country. “The DRC should play a much more important, critical role for the international community, and it should get attention and the support its population deserves,” says Soeripto, who asks the U.S. to support a peace process and fund humanitarian relief.

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