According to UNICEF, about 50 percent of displaced Iraqis are children under 18 – amounting to over half a million childrenLet's see, that would be over a million internally displaced children (and a million externally displaced, but we don't mention that!)
Internally displaced people in Iraq
Source: UNHCR (September 2007)
"We expect the situation to worsen. Winter is approaching and many displaced families are still without blankets and heaters. Children don’t have enough clothes to protect themselves." (emphasis added)
A child who doesn't know where the next meal is coming from; where he or she will sleep at night; won't go to school and won't be able to play. In other words, the complete antithesis of the Rights of the Child. Oh, that would be the Convention that the United States has not ratified yet. Excuse me. (it would also be the Convention that Iraq ratified in 1994).
That would be these children: