August 14, 2018

Samir Knows His Rights

“I am not only a child, I am a member of this society. Children can also bring changes and solve problems.” We couldn’t have said it better, Samir. As War Child Canada’s programs continue in Afghanistan, our impact grows exponentially as more and more community members become involved. In conflict-afflicted areas, investment in children’s empowerment…

August 14, 2018

When I Grow Up

When I Grow Up… Amman, Jordan. A place where we work with Syrian refugee children, providing them with safe spaces where they can learn, play and slowly begin to heal from the trauma they have experienced. Thrown into a conflict they did not create, these children have known nothing but devastation, violence and war for…

September 6, 2017

What Are You Reading?

It’s National Read A Book Day in the US and International Literacy Day on September 8th, so we thought we’d join in the fun. Here are some of the books that having been preoccupying us over the summer. Nikki Whaites, Deputy Director, International Programs Escape from Camp 14 – I love non-fiction and this is…

June 20, 2017

World Refugee Day

Half of the world’s refugees – a staggering 8 million – are children. They didn’t ask for the conflicts that tore apart their homes and communities. They didn’t want to leave their families, their friends or their schools. They didn’t opt for the violence, persecution and abuse that have become their new normal. Like all…

May 11, 2017

South Sudan Famine: Causes & Solutions

War Child Founder and Executive Director, Dr. Samantha Nutt was on CBC’s The National recently to discuss the worsening state of famine in South Sudan. In case you missed it, you can watch the entire clip below. “A famine is a catastrophe in slow motion, or at least it starts off as a catastrophe in…

March 21, 2017

Famine in South Sudan: Interview with Abay Bekele, Head of Programmes

Recently I was able to sit down with Abay Bekele, Head of Programmes in South Sudan to discuss the impact of the famine on children and families in the region, War Child’s response and the role that Canadians can play in supporting the people of South Sudan.

December 1, 2016

Religious Leaders in Afghanistan Commit to Ending Early Forced Marriage

As a result of the extraordinary efforts by our child protection team in Afghanistan 400 community members gathered in Kabul for a very special ceremony. At the meeting, 37 religious and community leaders in confirmed that early forced marriage is against the principle of basic human rights by signing the resolution pictured below. This is a huge

October 23, 2016

Send a Girl like Afra to School On GivingTuesday

On GivingTuesday, we’re asking you to make a donation that will let war-affected girls like Afra* reclaim their childhood. Let’s get childhood back on track. Why are Sudanese girls like Afra unable to access an education without your help? The humanitarian crisis in Sudan continues to prevent nearly 700,000 children from accessing their most basic

October 7, 2016

War Child Canada to Resume Operations in Iraq

As of this fall, War Child Canada will once again be operating programs in Iraq. War Child Canada worked in Iraq from 2001-2007 and, after receiving funding from the U.S. Department of State, will begin operations in Iraqi Kurdistan, with programs in Erbil and Kirkuk focusing on women’s economic development and education. Thousands Flee ISIS, Settle in Iraqi Kurdistan

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