Our MIssion

War Child’s mission is to work with war-affected communities to help children reclaim their childhood through access to education, opportunity and justice. War Child takes an active role in raising public awareness around the impact of war on communities and the shared responsibility to act.

War Child's vision is for a world where no child knows war. 

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Why is War Child needed?

  • 2 million

    More than 2 million children have died as a direct result of armed conflict over the last decade.

  • 800%

    Newborns in developing countries are 8 times as likely to die in childhood as those in industrialized countries.

  • 20 million

    Over the last decade, 20 million children have been forced to flee their homes because of conflict and human rights violations.

 

Financials

Since our founding in 1999, more than 90 cents out of every dollar raised has gone directly to our charitable programs for children.

Financials

War Child History

War Child has grown from one volunteer with a cell phone, to what it is today: an award-winning non-profit with a dedicated staff of over 200.

War Child History

Our Team

Meet the team that makes our work possible.

Our Team