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War Child Holland

War Child is an independent non-government organisation founded in 1993 by British filmmakers Bill Leeson, David Wilson, and Dutch social entrepreneur Willemijn Verloop. The trio visited the former Yugoslavia during the Bosnian war to call attention to the plight of children there - and were horrified by the violence and ethnic cleansing they witnessed.

The organisation established War Child Holland in 1995. They work with parents, caregivers, community members, NGOs, governments, corporations, and other partners worldwide to ensure children have access to protection, education and psychosocial support. War Child's works are rooted in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.

War Child is active in 19 countries where children are forced to live directly with the effects of armed conflict. Their War Child Netherlands programme countries currently has 434 colleagues working tirelessly to support children in dealing with these effects and shaping their futures.

In 2022, they accelerated the growth of their evidence-based approach to meet the urgent needs of 743,165 children and adults living with the effects of armed conflict.

independently verified against the CHS

War Child Holland is independently verified against the CHS for its humanitarian, development and advocacy mandate since 2023.

Psychosocial support to refugee Syrian children in Lebanon. Credit War Child.
Children in one of the safe places in Sri Lanka. Credit War Child
Learning math through play in Uganda. Credit: War Child

War Child Holland audit reports

Initial audit report 2023

War Child Holland Initial Audit Summary Report 2023-12-14

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