John Walker provides an account of efforts carried out under the auspices of the United Nations to declare temporary cease-fires to deliver much needed aid to children in warring regions. He raises new questions about the role of the United Nations in international conflicts.
Bravo to John Walker for convincingly giving war its full, unexpurgated due as the world’s preeminent form of child abuse. Orphans of the Storm goes beyond blame to document an exciting worldwide movement to stand with and protect the most vulnerable victims of the folly of warfare.
– Ernie Regehr, research coordinator, project ploughshares, and associate professor of Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Waterloo