Thursday, 29 March 2012

War kills civilians

The nature of war has changed since the battle of Tewkesbury in 1471 - one of the decisive battles of the English 'Wars of the Roses'. 

It's never just been soldiers who are killed in war, but over the last century increasingly more civilians are casualties. War kills and wounds far more civilians than soldiers and many of the civilian casualties are children.

According to Christian Aid's 'Count Your Blessings' Lent calendar 75% of those killed or wounded in war are civilians. By contrast in World War 1 only 5% were civilians.

Christian Aid suggests you give 10p for every country you know in conflict. I can immediately think of 10 countries, so that's £1.

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