Inger Asing: Are we failing to protect vulnerable children? | Children’s Rights

from: Talk to Al Jazeera

Save the Children CEO discusses whether NGOs are failing to make a difference in the lives of minors in conflict zones.

Despite decades of advocacy by NGOs, “a string of grave violations” against children in conflict zones last year, according to the United Nations.

Save the Children is one of those organisations working to improve the lives of children. Its chief executive, Inger Ashing, recently traveled to Burkina Faso because many minors living in the Central Sahel were at risk of being illegally recruited by armed groups.

But for many in need, NGOs have been unsuccessful in changing their lives.

So, are we failing to protect vulnerable children? Inger Ashing, CEO of Save the Children, speaks to Al Jazeera.