War Child Canada

also in french – Linked with A week in Kabul.

  • MISSION: War Child works with children all over the world to reduce poverty, to provide education and to defend their rights. We work tirelessly to help children whose lives have been torn apart by conflict, providing them with the means to build a brighter future.
  • VISION: A world where no child knows war.
  • … (full text about).

Programs; News; Features; Press; Get involved; FAQ; Donate;
Addresses (1 of 3): War Child Canada and War Child USA, 401 Richmond Street West, Suite 204, Toronto, Ontario, M5V 3A8, Canada;

Report 2009 /What you need to know – What is War Child:

Established in 1999, War Child is an internationally recognized, award-winning charity providing urgently needed humanitarian assistance to war-affected children in some of the most devastated regions of the world. Through dynamic youth engagement and innovative communications strategies, War Child also generates awareness, support and advocacy for children’s rights everywhere.

Guided by its founding principles of partnership, respect, accountability and experience, over the past 10 years, War Child has become known for its outstanding global programming and global reach and is a front-runner among charities in youth engagement in North America.

War Child believes in respectful and empowered partnerships – with both donors and stakeholders – at home and abroad. More than 90% of the organization’s revenue is used directly to support humanitarian programs.

Why is War Child needed? Consider the statistics:

  • Two-thirds of all casualties in war are children.
  • One in four children in Afghanistan will die before the age of five.
  • 18 million children have been forced to flee their homes because of war.
  • There are more than 300,000 child soldiers fighting in wars worldwide.

What does War Child do?

Every year, War Child provides support to more than 200,000 children

  • and their families in conflict and post-conflict communities around the

world through humanitarian programs that focus on education, child
rights and poverty reduction.

Where does War Child work? … (full text).

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