(UNICEF) – At 08:30 a.m. as I was starting my day in the office, logging into my computer when the sad news came in – a mortar struck children on their way to the Hatem Al Ta’i primary school. I immediately rushed to the hospital with my UNICEF colleagues. We saw a large crowd standing outside, many crying loudly. As we entered the hospital, we were directed to the surgical ward, where two critically injured children were being operated on. Then, we were directed to the morgue. I saw two beautiful girls, Hanadi and Lamar, aged 9 and 11, laying down on the bed as if they were peacefully sleeping. Lamar still holding a cover of a chocolate bar she was eating on her way to school.