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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,…

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…

March 3, 2020

The Slaight Family Foundation announces Global Initiative for Women and Girls

To mark International Women’s Day, The Slaight Family Foundation is donating $15 million to 15 international organizations working to improve human rights and opportunities for women and girls.  War Child is honoured to be among the recipients. Thanks to this generous support, War Child will launch a comprehensive four-year program to educate vulnerable women and…

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.…

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

August 19, 2019

Syrian Refugees: The Road to Recovery

  The brutal civil war in Syria has forced nearly 700,000 refugees to flee to Jordan. War Child’s local team has helped tens of thousands of vulnerable children by providing them with safe spaces to play, to heal, and to further their education.  War Child has also provided support to the families of those children,

April 12, 2019

#NotOptional: War Child joins over 40 organizations around the world to uphold women’s and girls’ rights in crisis

WOMEN’S AND GIRLS’ RIGHTS AND AGENCY IN HUMANITARIAN ACTION: A LIFE-SAVING PRIORITY A JOINT STATEMENT AND RECOMMENDATIONS ENDORSED BY MORE THAN 40 INTERNATIONAL AGENCIES AND WOMEN’S RIGHTS ORGANIZATIONS Download the PDF version Multiple protracted crises, increasing numbers of intra-state conflicts, record levels of forced displacement global economic uncertainty, rising inequality, and increasing challenges caused by

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