Not through War Child. Other family members usually adopt children who are orphaned by war. However, the chaos of war means that reuniting children with family can often be a long and costly process, so you may want to consider giving financial aid instead. This will allow agencies working in this field to speed up reunification and make the experience more comfortable for the children.
There are lots of ways to volunteer with War Child, and we’re always pleased to hear from enthusiastic individuals looking to work with us. Check out the “Get Involved” section for details.
We do not send volunteers overseas because of the extreme risk of working in war zones. War Child believes that the best way to help those in need is to foster self-sustainability and promote the capabilities of local organizations and peoples.
There are all sorts of fundraising events you can do and we can provide online help. Check out the “Get Involved” page for more information on how you can fundraise for War Child.
We try our best to accommodate as many speaking engagements as possible. Email info(at)warchild.us with details of your event, but please give us a couple of weeks to process your request.
Our projects are chosen and designed based on the current humanitarian needs of children affected by war, and by War Child’s capacity to address those needs. Our staff conduct comprehensive needs assessments in conflict and post-conflict zones to determine necessity of relief and how best to implement programs that promote self-reliance, sustainability and transparency. We place significant emphasis on our consultation and collaboration with local partners in the regions we work in. This helps us to identify the most urgent needs and effective methods of delivering assistance.
War Child’s administrative costs are less than 10% of total expenditures, and are among the lowest in the charitable field. That means 90 cents out of every dollar goes directly to fund programs for war-affected children and their families. War Child strives to maintain the highest level of accountability, transparency and effectiveness in all our efforts. We welcome inquiries concerning our financial policies and expenditure profile. You can view War Child’s annual report and financial balance and operations statements by visiting the About Us section of this website.
War Child does not accept physical goods as the shipping and handling costs of sending packages overseas is actually quite high, often higher than the value of the goods themselves. We believe it is far more beneficial to buy goods locally as this ensures the the local economy is being served rather than being swamped by an influx of foreign goods.
Our logo was created by the founders of War Child UK. Funnily enough, it was designed on the back of a beer mat. If it had been a round mat, we’d have a round logo. But it wasn’t. It was square.