Children are vulnerable beings. They require the understanding and help of all adults, not just their parents. But help becomes a necessity when their parents are not there or do not do enough.
We all have to think of those children who find themselves without the help of their parents. And we especially have to help both victims and those who, despite the best efforts of their parents, are still in need. Victims of abuse as well as those children who were disabled due to war and other conflict situations deserve our special care and attention. You can never care too much.
There are among us many untold stories of children who have experienced indescribable mental and physical anguish. ‘The Little Match Girl’ is not just the heroin of the frightful Andersen fairy-tale, but also the eternal symbol of children’s suffering. Let’s put the care of children in the centre of our efforts Let’s help them.