Press Statement – European Parliament Intergroup strongly condemns the ISIS terrorist attack on Save the Children in Afghanistan
As a co-founder of the Children’s Rights Intergroup in the European Parliament, Julie joins with other MEPs to condemn the brutal attacks on Save the Children’s office in Afghanistan.
“We are deeply saddened and shocked about the loss of life of four Save the Children aid workers. We strongly condemn this attack by ISIS in Jalalabad, Afghanistan and all forms of terrorism and aggression against civilian populations and children and young people, in particular.
We feel very close to the victims and their families in this time of grief. This attack on a humanitarian organisation is sickening. We express our full support to all Save the Children aid workers in Afghanistan and all humanitarian workers around the world for their invaluable commitment to protect innocent children, often putting their own lives at risk in the service of others.”
The European Parliament intergroup on children's rights is an informal group of MEPs from different political groups, delegations and committees sharing a common concern to raise the status of children's rights in parliamentary work, and working closely with civil society organisations and child rights experts. From the beginning of her mandate in July 2014, Julie worked very hard to ensure the establishment of this intergroup and continues to be one of its most active members. The Child Rights Intergroup is managed by the Brussels office of UNICEF.