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Statutory objective and mission

War Child’s statutes specify that the foundation helps children who are victims of armed conflicts. By investing in their wellbeing, the foundation aims to establish a basis for a peaceful future. It aims to:

  • contribute to the healing of the psychological damage children have sustained through their war experiences;
  • alleviate children’s suffering by providing material help in war-affected areas;
  • raise awareness of the plight of children in war-affected areas.


War Child invests in the peaceful future of children living in war-affected areas. War Child’s goal is the empowerment of children in and from war-affected areas, by means of: 

  • psychosocial programmes using creative arts and sports to strengthen the psychological and social development and wellbeing of children;
  • creative arts and sports programmes aimed at uniting children driven apart by war, in order to contribute to a peaceful society;
  • creating public awareness of and generating support for the plight of children in war zones.

War Child Holland is an independent, humanitarian organisation dedicated to children regardless of their religious, ethnic or social backgrounds.

Vital assistance

War Child believes that the healthy psychosocial wellbeing of children and young people is a requirement for the creation of a peaceful society. When children grow up in a safe, stable environment in which their rights are not violated, the chance is greater that they will grow into balanced adults. With this vital assistance they are prepared to eliminate or solve future conflict situations.