It's important. The children are the WORLD's future. How we take care of them will determine how the world's future will take care of all of us. We are the adults, the example setters. I agree with your statement that we should love them and help them. Lots of good NGOs out there in various countries, not to mention lots of good community and faith based organizations and individuals here helping out as well.
Went to a emergency preparedness meeting a month ago. One of the doctors from Haiti was there. The thing that sticks in my mind was that this doctor remarked how many children died because there was not enough 'child-size' medical equipment or supplies, and logistically it took forever to get them in. Katrina was similar - and right here in the United States!
Long story short. The children are our future - love them, care for them and let them lead the way.
Thanks for your post.