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War Child is a non-governmental organization founded by British filmmakers Bill Leeson and David Wilson in 1993, which focuses on providing assistance to children in areas of conflict and post-conflict. Bill Leeson is a British filmmaker who was one of the founders of the charity War Child, which particularly focuses on help for children in war situations David Wilson may refer to Dave Wilson (c1932–2002 American television director Dave Wilson (American football (born 1959 American Year 1993 ( MCMXCIII) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar) Shocked by the plight of children, they decided to use their film and entertainment background to raise money for aid agencies operating in former Yugoslavia.
War Child consists of a group of independent organizations, working across the world to help children affected by war. War Child was founded upon a fundamental goal: to advance the cause of peace through investing hope in the lives of children caught up in the horrors of war. War Child has been active in over twenty war zones around the globe.
War Child consists of three implementing offices: War Child Canada, War Child Netherlands and War Child UK. These offices operate as equal partners, share the same aims and goals, but are totally autonomous, with independent trustees and financial coordination.
The offices have developed different focus and specialties, and often work closely together in countries where they each have projects. The UK office is focussing on child rights and child protection programmes aimed at the most vulnerable children, War Child Netherlands is focussed on psycho-social aid and War Child Canada on vocational training. Community building and skills development are an integral part of War Child field projects.
Typical examples of projects funded and carried out by War Child are psychosocial workshops, music therapy for traumatised children, Human Rights programs for refugees and sports programs.
War Child was founded in 1993 by British filmmakers Bill Leeson and David Wilson, when they returned from filming in the war in former Yugoslavia. Bill Leeson is a British filmmaker who was one of the founders of the charity War Child, which particularly focuses on help for children in war situations David Wilson may refer to Dave Wilson (c1932–2002 American television director Dave Wilson (American football (born 1959 American See also Kingdom of Yugoslavia, Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Yugoslavia ( Serbo-Croatian In 1993 the first War Child convoy with equipment, and food to run a mobile bakery traveled to former Yugoslavia. Year 1993 ( MCMXCIII) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar)
War Child Netherlands was founded in 1994 by Willemijn Verloop, when she met Music Therapist Nigel Osborne and the two War Child UK founders in Bosnia. Nigel Osborne MBE, FRCM (b 23 June 1948 Manchester, Greater Manchester, England) is a British Composer War Child Canada was founded in 1998 by Samantha Nutt and Eric Hoskins. Samantha Nutt is a Canadian doctor and political activist She is with husband Eric Hoskins, the founder of War Child Canada and presently serves as its executive Eric William Hoskins, MD MSc DPHil FRCPC MSC LLD OC is the president of War Child Canada Since that time War Child has expanded their field of operations to include some of the other thirty wars and conflicts that are currently affecting millions of children around our planet.
War Child still continues to use the enormous support it receives from the media, music and entertainment industries to raise, not only much needed funds, but also public awareness of the daily struggle for survival facing children in war zones. With famous artists like Brian Eno, David Bowie, Our Lady Peace, Luciano Pavarotti and Tom Stoppard backing the War Child cause at the start-up of the organization. Brian Peter George St John le Baptiste de la Salle Eno (born 15 May 1948 commonly known as Brian Eno (ˈiːnoʊ is an English Musician, producer David Bowie (ˈboʊiː born David Robert Jones on 8 January 1947 is an English Musician, actor producer, and arranger. WikipediaWikiProject Opera#Infoboxes. Thank you--> Luciano Pavarotti, Cavaliere di Gran Croce OMRI ( October 12, Sir Tom Stoppard OM, CBE (born 3 July 1937 is a British Screenwriter playwright Events like Little Pieces from Big Stars and Pagan Fun Wear and in 1995 the record-breaking release of The Help Album made it possible for War Child to start projects in the former Yugoslavia. The Help Album is a 1995 charity album devoted to the War Child charity's aid efforts in war-stricken areas such as Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Since 1993 many other famous artists like Paul McCartney, Oasis, Radiohead, David Bowie, U2, Anton Corbijn, Tegan and Sara, Eric Clapton, Marco Borsato, Bob Geldof, Iggy Pop, Avril Lavigne, Sum 41, and many others have joined the War Child cause. Sir James Paul McCartney, MBE (born 18 June 1942 is an English rock Singer, Bass guitarist songwriter Composer, Oasis are an English rock band that formed in Manchester in 1991 Radiohead David Bowie (ˈboʊiː born David Robert Jones on 8 January 1947 is an English Musician, actor producer, and arranger. Anton Corbijn ( pronounced) (born May 20, 1955) is a Photographer and director from Strijen, the Netherlands Tegan and Sara (tiːɡɨn ænd sɛɹə is an Indie rock / Indie pop Tegan Rain Quin and Sara Kiersten Quin (born September 19, Eric Patrick Clapton, CBE (born 30 March 1945 is an English Blues-rock Guitarist, singer Songwriter and Composer Marco Roberto Borsato (born December 21, 1966) is a popular Dutch Singer, previously performing in Italian only to be recognised Robert Frederick Zenon Geldof, KBE, known as Bob Geldof (born 5 October 1951, is an Irish singer James Newell Osterberg Jr (born April 21, 1947) better known by his Stage name Iggy Pop, is an American rock singer Songwriter Avril Lavigne Whibley (born September 27 1984 better known by her birth name of Avril Lavigne (ˈævrɨl ləˈviːn is a Canadian Grammy Award Sum 41 (sometimes referred to as The Sums) is a Canadian Pop punk band from Ajax Ontario.
In 2005, to mark the 10th anniversary of The Help Album, War Child UK launched Help: a Day in the Life. The Help Album is a 1995 charity album devoted to the War Child charity's aid efforts in war-stricken areas such as Bosnia and Herzegovina. Help! A Day in the Life, released in 2005 brought together many contemporary artists from Britain and Canada. In addition to Radiohead and Manic Street Preachers, the new album features artists such as Coldplay, Bloc Party, Gorillaz, Elbow, Feeder and Kaiser Chiefs, along with Keane who are current patrons of War Child UK. Radiohead Manic Street Preachers (often known colloquially as the " Manics " or " MSP " are a Welsh rock band consisting of James Coldplay TalkColdplay#Is_or_Are_dispute_again Bloc Party are a British Indie rock band composed of Kele Okereke on vocals and Rhythm guitar, Russell Lissack on Gorillaz is a Virtual band created in 1998 by Damon Albarn of alternative rock band Blur, and Jamie Hewlett, co-creator of the Comic Elbow are a Nationwide Mercury Prize winning English Alternative rock band Feeder are a British rock band formed in Newport, South Wales in 1992 by singer /songwriter/ Guitarist Grant Nicholas Kaiser Chiefs are an English Indie rock band who formed in 1997 Keane (kiːn are an English Piano rock band, first established in Battle, East Sussex in 1995, and taking their current
Starting in 2006 Dutch activist and actress Manon Ossevoort has been raising money for the charity by riding a tractor from Holland through Africa to Antartica. Manon Ossevoort is a 28-year-old Dutch actress travelling by tractor from the Netherlands, through the Balkans, down through Africa to
There are three implementing offices of War Child: War Child Canada, War Child Netherlands, and War Child UK. The implementing offices share the same aims and goals, but work autonomously, with independent trustees and financial coordination.
War Child Canada provides humanitarian assistance in emergency situations and implements long term programs to provide children and youth with the opportunity to grow to their full potential through education, skills training, trauma healing and by taking an active role in the reconstruction of their communities. War Child Canada currently works in Afghanistan; Democratic Republic of Congo; Ethiopia; Iraq; Liberia/Ghana; Sri Lanka; Sudan; and Uganda. Afghanistan /æfˈgænɪstæn/ officially the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan ( Pashto: د افغانستان اسلامي جمهوریت, The Democratic Republic of the Congo (République démocratique du Congo often referred to as DR Congo, DRC or RDC, and formerly known or referred to NOTE This intro is the result of careful NPOV work Please do not make potentially controversial edits to it without first discussing on the talk page For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Iraq topics. Liberia, officially the Republic of Liberia, is a country on the west coast of Africa, bordered by Sierra Leone, Guinea, Côte d'Ivoire The Republic of Ghana is a country in West Africa. It borders Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast to the west Burkina Faso to the north Togo to the Sri Lanka, officially the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka ( Sinhalese:, இலங்கை known as Ceylon before 1972 is an Island Sudan (officially the Republic of Sudan) ( السودان al-Sūdān is a country in northeastern Africa. The Republic of Uganda is a Landlocked country in East Africa.
War Child Netherlands, is the largest War Child Office with a yearly budget of around 7,5 million Euro, which has specialised in helping the psychosocial needs of children who have suffered from war and/or conflict situations, by means of a special methodology by using creative arts. Today, War Child Netherlands employs around 500 field staff. With support from the Head Office in Amsterdam, War Child Netherlands reaches around 650,000 children per year in 14 countries affected by armed conflict.
War Child Netherlands invests in the peaceful future of children affected by war. War Child’s goal is the empowerment of children in war-affected areas, through:
Through music- creative- and sports activities children learn to express their emotions. This helps them to deal with war experiences and stimulates their personal development and respect for one another. By learning to play again children are able to escape the difficulties of their daily lives for a while. In 2005 War Child Holland introduced a new measurement system for the programmes in 14 countries. In the first results it was shown that the projects reach more than 650,000 children worldwide.
War Child Netherlands currently works in Afghanistan; Chechnya/Ingushetia; Colombia; Democratic Republic of Congo; Israel/the Palestinian territories; Georgia; Kosovo; Sierra Leone; Sudan; and Uganda. Afghanistan /æfˈgænɪstæn/ officially the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan ( Pashto: د افغانستان اسلامي جمهوریت, The Chechen Republic (ˈʧɛʧɨn rɪˈpʌblɨk Чече́нская Респу́блика Chechenskaya Respublika; Нохчийн Республика Noxçiyn Respublika The Republic of Ingushetia ( Ingush: ГӀалгӀай Мохк Респу́блика Ингуше́тия Respublika Ingushetiya) is a federal Colombia (kəˈlʌmbɪə officially the Republic of Colombia () is a country in northwestern South America. The Democratic Republic of the Congo (République démocratique du Congo often referred to as DR Congo, DRC or RDC, and formerly known or referred to For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Israel topics. Name There are differences of opinion as to what the Palestinian territories should be called Georgia ( საქართველო, Sakartvelo) is a Transcontinental country in the Caucasus region situated at the dividing line between Sierra Leone, officially the Republic of Sierra Leone, is a country in West Africa. Sudan (officially the Republic of Sudan) ( السودان al-Sūdān is a country in northeastern Africa. The Republic of Uganda is a Landlocked country in East Africa. It also has special projects for refugees in The Netherlands.
War Child UK exists to:
War Child UK does this by:
War Child UK also operates a music download site called War Child Music as an awareness raising and fundraising tool. The Democratic Republic of the Congo (République démocratique du Congo often referred to as DR Congo, DRC or RDC, and formerly known or referred to Afghanistan /æfˈgænɪstæn/ officially the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan ( Pashto: د افغانستان اسلامي جمهوریت, For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Iraq topics. Bosnia and Herzegovina ( Latin script: Bosna i Hercegovina, Cyrillic script: Босна и Херцеговина is a country on the Balkan
In alphabetical order, the national War Child websites are: