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March 16, 2020

COVID-19 Response

War Child Canada has two decades of experience confronting major international crises and working in fragile and complex environments. As the COVID-19 pandemic develops, the potential impact for fragile communities already recovering from the shock of war and conflict is overwhelming. Safeguarding the interests of children will be key, as schools close and families see…

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Where we work

War Child’s programming is rooted in the belief that for a community to properly recover from conflict, it must drive the process.

War Child empowers people to create an environment where childhood can thrive. This is vital not only for the  young people who attend our programs but also for our staff, 98% of whom are recruited locally.

About War Child

War Child is helping mothers and families around the world give their children a safe start in life and give their communities the best chance of a peaceful future.

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Education


Providing children with a place to learn that is free from exploitation and abuse.

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Opportunity


Give young people the skills to learn today and create a better tomorrow.

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Justice


Legal aid for children and women whose rights have been violated by war and its aftermath.

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April 28, 2020

Afghan Women are Leading the Fight Against COVID-19

Afghanistan has shut down a large part of its economy to try to protect against the spread of the COVID-19 virus. With parts of the country under lockdown, many communities are struggling to access basic goods and services, and people are finding it challenging to support themselves. This is exacerbated by the instability and violence…

April 1, 2020

Samantha Nutt Makes the Case for Government Support to Save the Charitable Sector

On March 25th, War Child, along with over 100 leading Canadian charities, signed a letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the Federal Government requesting financial support during the COVID-19 crisis. Since then that number has grown to over 220 Canadian charities. The Government has heard us loud and clear and discussions are now under…

March 25, 2020

Canada’s Charities Make Urgent Ask of Ottawa for $10 Billion Stabilization Fund; Their Very Survival at Risk

Over 200 major charities form Emergency Coalition to save sector and maintain support to Canada’s most vulnerable. TORONTO, March 25, 2020 — The leaders of over 200 Canadian charities have written a letter to the Government of Canada asking for urgent financial support to prevent the irreparable collapse of the sector, and their vital programs,…

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