War Child was founded in 1993 in response to the conflict in the former Yugoslavia. It has since expanded its work to conflicts worldwide, with an emphasis on Africa and Central Asia. War Child strives to alleviate the suffering of children affected by war and focus public attention on the plight of these children. War Child is best-known for its award-winning series of fund-raising albums (including The Best of War Child, from Sir Paul McCartney’s website) and the Girls’ Night In and Kids’ Night In series, which has involved contributions by everyone from Stella McCartney to J.K.Rowling.


War Child believes that children should never be the victims of armed conflict. For those children who become victims of armed conflict, War Child believes that their security and access to quality health, educational and recreational facilities and services should still be a right. War Child also believes that children in conflict areas have a right to the love and care of their families and communities.

Duty Of Care: Protecting Children In War
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