Sir Edward in plea for war zone kids

Edward Leigh EMN-140723-102526001

Edward Leigh EMN-140723-102526001

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Citing personal visits to war torn areas, Rasen MP Sir Edward Leigh has called on the government to better help Children in Conflict.

The MP told parliament both his elder daughters work for charities in Africa and they inform him of their work and of events there.

Sir Edward said a trip to the Congo a few years ago had “a deep impact” on him, seeing the “appalling privations that children face,” including the use of child soldiers, who can both commit and suffer sexual attacks. He also vists the Middle East “occassionally” where there is a “desperate struggle for survival”.

 

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