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November 16, 2023

Children’s Health Defense Statement on War and Children

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Media Statement

For Immediate Release

Children’s Health Defense President Mary Holland today issued the following statement in response to media reports of violence affecting children in Gaza and Israel:

Our mission at Children’s Health Defense is to protect children’s health and freedom, yet these ideals are impossible when children are trapped by terrorism and war.

CHD grieves for the children and families that have been injured or have died in violent conflicts occurring in the world today.

We condemn acts that intentionally or negligently target children. Children should have no role in violent conflict.

CHD calls on all parties, governmental and non-governmental, to seek diplomatic solutions. All children deserve health, freedom and peace.


Children’s Health Defense® is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Our mission is to end childhood health epidemics by working aggressively to eliminate harmful exposures, hold those responsible accountable and establish safeguards to prevent future harm. We fight corruption, mass surveillance and censorship that put profits before people as well as advocate for worldwide rights to health freedom and bodily autonomy.

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