The legacy of war stays with people for years – so do we

Our Story

War Child was founded to foster the capacity of people within communities to find long-term solutions to the problems caused by conflict

Samantha Nutt has worked in war zones for more than half of her life

She founded War Child Canada in 1999 after working as a young doctor with children facing the violence and despair of war. She saw how long it takes for communities to recover from conflict after the guns fall silent. For twenty years, the organization has advocated for children and families in war-torn areas around the world.

People are good at reacting to emergency situations. But there’s a tendency to move onto the “next big crisis” when issues are less immediate.


Dr. Samantha Nutt

Founder of War Child Canada and War Child USA

War Child continues to grow

Since the first program 20 years ago, the organization has grown to reach over 600,000 people annually worldwide. Each of our initiatives is rooted in local, community-driven programs.

The change can be slow, and maybe hard to detect, but when we focus on children, we give them the option to be meaningful adults in the future.
We shouldn’t give up on them because the change isn’t immediate.

Alfred Okech

Program Development Advisor

Our programs don’t disappear when the headlines do

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