In 1999 , two young doctors – Samantha Nutt and Eric Hoskins created an organization called “War Child” . Samantha and Eric both worked in some of the world’s toughest war zones and they were committed to creating an organization that would help war-affected areas rebuild their country . War child’s main mission is to help with children that live in war-affected communities and help their childhood have an education and access to opportunities and justice . War child was formed to help war-affected areas rebuild their country and support the children to live a happy and educated life .
Canada takes on a big role in the War Child organization . When war affects a community , employment lacks , schools are tore down , houses are destroyed , and this leads to many unemployed adults , uneducated children , and homeless families . Since there are not any wars in Canada , we come up with donations to help war-affected areas to rebuild their country . In 2000 , the Canadian music industry supported War Child by hosting a benefit concert in Winnipeg, Manitoba . The benefit concert got 80,000 people to attend and raised over $500,000 . Since this benefit concert was so successful , they decided to host two more concerts to raise more money for War Child . War Child was brought to the Canadian minds .
War Child has many recent projects they’ve done . Most of these projects have taken place in Afghanistan , Burundi , Chechnya , Colombia , D.R Congo , Ethiopia , Iraq , Israel , Kosovo , Lebanon , Liberia , Sierra Leone , Sri Lanka , Sudan , Uganda , and Gaza . One of the projects War Child has done is called “child protection” , the main theme of this project is to protect children and young people against the consequences of armed conflict . Another recent project is called “education” , the main theme of this project is to help children and young children access to a great education . Another project is called “justice” , the main theme of this project is to help children access justice . Finally , another recent project war child has done is called “livelihoods” the main theme of this project is to build sustainable livelihoods that help children and young people’s fundamental needs . The War Child organization has many projects that have