Flowers for Children
The power of sharing flowers
Flowers can express feelings words can’t.
They can symbolize love, grief, rebirth and new beginnings. In our child-friendly spaces – spaces we set up during emergencies where children play, learn, feel safe and regain a sense of normality in the midst of conflict – children often draw, paint and photograph flowers as symbols of hope and peace.
SHARE A MESSAGE OF SOLIDARITY FOR CHILDREN LIVING IN WAR ZONES
As conflict rages around the world – from Ukraine to Myanmar, Syria to Yemen – people across the world are sending a message of solidarity and hope, filling social media feeds, the streets and all sorts of spaces with flowers for children living through conflict.
Get involved today.
Across the world, 1 in 6 children are growing up in conflict. Join us in sending a message of solidarity:
- Draw or take a photo of a flower that gives you hope. Go outside and take a photo of the prettiest flower, or ask your children to draw a flower for a child in conflict.
- Share it on social media with your friends and family, using the hashtags #FlowersForChildren and #StopTheWarOnChildren and tagging Save the Children Canada.
Share this page on Facebook and ask your friends to join us too.
THE SITUATION: CHILDREN IN CONFLICT
Today, a record number of children, 450 million, that’s – 1 in 6 – are living in conflict around the world. Children are on the frontlines of an unprecedented global humanitarian crisis and their right to survival, protection and education are under threat. And there’s no end in sight.
- In Ukraine, over 7.5 million children are in grave danger of physical harm, severe emotional distress and displacement.
- In Syria, 14.6 million people, including 6.5 million children, are in need of humanitarian assistance amid ongoing violence and displacement.
- In Yemen, an estimated 20.7 million people – or two-thirds of the population – require some form of humanitarian assistance.
- In Myanmar, more than a quarter of the country’s population is in need of humanitarian assistance – and 5 million children are in need of urgent assistance.
Children everywhere have the right to live in peace and safety. As conflict rages around the world – from Ukraine to Myanmar, Syria to Yemen – join Save the Children’s call to #StopTheWarOnChildren.
SAVE THE CHILDREN’S RESPONSE
- In times of crisis, when children are at their most vulnerable, Save the Children is there.
- We are always among the first organizations to deliver life-saving support and humanitarian aid for children and their families.
- We provide access to safe, inclusive, quality education for children, so their education isn’t disrupted.
- We create child-friendly spaces, where children have the opportunity to play, learn, feel safe and regain a sense of normality in the midst of conflict.
- When children experience trauma, we work to ensure they receive the care, rehabilitation and psychosocial support they need to be children again.
- And we provide families with cash support, food and kits containing blankets, solar-powered lamps and kitchen utensils, so they can meet basic needs like food, rent and medicine.