WE PROTECT, EDUCATE AND STAND UP FOR THE RIGHTS OF CHILDREN IN WAR
WHO WE ARE
War Child is the only specialist charity for children affected by conflict.
Formed in 1993 in response to conflict in the former Yugoslavia, War Child has since expanded its work to conflicts worldwide.
For more than two decades we’ve been driven by a single goal: for no child’s life to be torn apart by war.
We aim to reach children as early as possible when conflict breaks out and we stay to support them through their recovery.
We keep them safe, help them to learn and overcome their experiences, and equip them with skills for the future.
We respect children’s rights and put them at the centre of the solution. We get children back into school.
We work with ex-child soldiers to create new opportunities for them.
We promote justice for young people in detention. We also work with children and young people to demand their rights and change policies and practices that affect them.
War Child Australia was established in July 2002. Since that time, War Child Australia has been committed to providing aid to young victims of war all around the world.
Historically, funds have been primarily obtained through royalties paid from publications produced by War Child including the anthologies ‘Big Night Out’, ‘Girls Night In’ (Volumes 1-3) and ‘Kids Night In’ (Volumes 1 and 2). These publications have had the dual purpose of raising funds to be used in field work and raising public awareness of the plight of children in war zones.
HOW YOU CAN HELP
War Child Australia
PO Box 282, Waverley NSW 2024
ABN: 31 743 327 860