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April 28, 2020

After Decades of Conflict, the people of Sudan now face the COVID-19 Crisis

The people of Darfur, Sudan have lived through decades of war and conflict. This past December violence tore through the region, displacing tens of thousands. Today, along with the rest of the world, they are faced with another huge threat – the prospect of the COVID-19 pandemic spreading through the country. The War Child team…

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,…

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…

December 13, 2019

Give the Gift of Education

Meet Isaac – a young, bright, and eager student who couldn’t wait to share his dreams with our team when they visited a school we run in a refugee settlement in northern Uganda. As they sat together in a makeshift classroom shaded by a large tree, Isaac told the story of how he came to…

October 28, 2019

Act now for the Rohingya children

In the panic and chaos of the flight from his village in Myanmar, Mohamudul was separated from his family. The 13-year-old Rohingya boy didn’t know where his parents and siblings were, or even if they were still alive. Alone and afraid, Mohamudul made his way to Bangladesh, along with hundreds of thousands of other Rohingya refugees.

October 9, 2019

It’s Aeroplan Miles Matching Week!

Your Aeroplan Miles help children’s futures take off. October 7th-13th is War Child’s Aeroplan Miles Matching Week, when Aeroplan will double every mile that you donate to War Child up to a maximum of 500,000 miles. Support vulnerable children by donating your miles to War Child today. Aeroplan Miles enable us to support and empower

September 3, 2019

What if you can’t get to school during ‘back to school season’?

This week, millions of children in North America are going back to school. But for millions of children in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the opportunity to go “back to school” is often an unrealized dream. Seven-and-a-half million children in the DRC are not able to go to school due to decades-long instability and

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