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we shall die like fools

Conflicts are everywhere around the world. The main cause of conflicts growing up from one country to another is the geographical location of resources is the main cause of conflicts in many parts of the world. For example, the dispute between China and Japan (sea).another example was the conflict in Sudan and the rebels in the South who finally managed to break away hence forming a new country, South Sudan.

Conflicts in Middle East such as Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, Far East Burma and many other conflicts have seen thousands of people die. Other conflicts are social like a Sri Lankan maid in Saud Arabia who lost her life at the expense of strict rules and regulations in the country Political conflicts everywhere like what is happening currently in Malaysia where voting is due in few months but there are rival political party camps scrambling to take over power. There are still more than three dozens of major active conflicts (those with over 1,000 casualties, both military and civilian) in the world.

When I analyze the future generation (children): Millions of children are caught up in conflicts in which they are not merely bystanders, but targets for example in Syria and before that Afghanistan. Some fall victim to a general onslaught against civilians; others die as part of a calculated genocide. Still other children suffer the effects of sexual violence or the multiple deprivations of armed conflict that expose them to hunger or disease. Just as shocking, thousands of young people are cynically exploited as combatants. This is sad! It is better the world organization to always come in and protect the children.

Sometimes it’s not easy as battles are fought from village to village and from street to street. As a result, the proportion of war victims who are civilians has leapt in recent decades from 5 per cent to over 90 per cent and at least half of these are children.

Reflecting on my immediate neighbours back home (South Sudan) and Sudan. But perhaps these countries are violent because they are poor, rather than poor because they are violent? To some extent this is true. As a rebel leader in South Sudan once said, life is so cheap “It pays to rebel”. Growth would presumably reduce the incentive to fight. To test the importance of wealth, the authors of the report asked why young people joined gangs and rebel groups in half a dozen countries.

Other victims in especially armed conflicts are women and girls are continually threatened by rape, domestic violence, sexual exploitation, trafficking, sexual humiliation and mutilation. They are at heightened risk in all settings, whether at home, in flight or in camps for displaced people. In conclusion I read a report and it insists that all actions should aim to resolve conflicts and implement peace agreements — including such actions mandated by the UN Security Council and the General Assembly — should focus strongly on the needs of children and women. We must find a solution to the cries of children, to protect children caught up in armed struggle because they are the future generation. The report says that everyone has a responsibility to report abuses of the rights of children and must take urgent measures to protect them. It’s not a good story to start life for the children in such an environment while the rest of the world is happily living with their children. It’s a shame!! Lastly, every individual must have at least a feeling of humanity for others. It’s only through this that we can overcome all the problems we are facing in the world today, mainly “conflicts”.

Martin Luther junior king said, “Unless we learn to live together like brothers and sisters, we shall die like fools.”

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