END THE VIOLENCE.
GIVE TO KIDS,
In 2017, the US Government spent almost $600 billion on war and military expenditures.
That’s around $2400 for every taxpayer in the country — 27 times what was spent on aid.
Kids around the world are paying the price.
We have a better plan.
ADD YOUR VOICE TO THE MOVEMENT.
#MY2400 WILL GO TO KIDS NOT CONFLICT
#MY2400 WILL GIVE HOPE TO KIDS CAUGHT IN WAR
#MY2400 WILL HELP BREAK THE CYCLES OF POVERTY AND VIOLENCE
War Doesn't Pay For Itself You Do
It’s no joke. $2,400 dollars is spent on war and military expenditures each year for every taxpayer in America. Think about it. Our dollars turned into bullets and small arms in every killing variety. And $2400 buys a lot of them.
In the Congo an AK47 costs as little as $10, while a year’s school fees are $75. In Afghanistan a thousand rounds of ammunition costs $4, while childhood vaccinations cost $23 (if you can obtain them). In every conflict zone torn apart by armed violence you can draw a direct line from the over abundance of cheap small arms to the devastation created in the hands of insurgents, gangs, militias, and terrorists of every kind.
As a humanitarian agency centered on helping war-affected children and families put their lives back together we see up close how the easy access to weapons fuels the violence that threatens millions. Our mission is to create alternatives that end the cycle of war.
$2,400 is a wakeup call. If we are going to stand up against war and protect the children and women victimized by the violence we will have to make education, economic opportunity and justice more accessible than guns. Put your $2,400 to better use. Fund peace not war. 357 million war-affected kids around the world are counting on it.
This is our movement. This is our call.
War is no place for a child
War Child is the only non-profit organization focused exclusively on the protection of children in war. We use a bold, community-driven approach to end the cycles of violence that disrupt childhood during war. Together with local partners and our offices around the world, we help hundreds of thousands of war-affected children every year.
65 Million People
are currently displaced worldwide, the largest number ever recorded
of all refugees are children
Every 2 Seconds
1 person is displaced, 50% of whom are children
A Lasting and Locally-Driven Approach
War Child invests in long-term solutions that treat the causes of war and poverty, not the symptoms.
And we believe that in order for a community to recover from war, its members must drive the process. We partner with government bodies and local partners, putting members of the community at the center of our work.
95% of our staff are local. They’re often survivors of conflict themselves.
We recognize that every community is unique with its own set of challenges, advantages and needs. By focusing on education, justice and opportunity, War Child works to not only break the cycles of poverty and violence that lead to war, but to create sustainable peace.
An interrupted education can halt children’s development for years. We adapt curriculums and train educators to restore every child’s right to learn in conflict zones around the world.
Conflicts limit a country’s ability to bring criminals to justice for crimes like sexual and domestic abuse. War Child works directly with local organizations to offer legal aid and support to survivors.
War can interfere with a family’s ability to provide for basic needs. War Child’s livelihood programming creates opportunities for young people to gain economic independence while strengthening local economies.