Supporting children and low-income families is absolutely critical during times of war and conflict. We established a comprehensive program to support children and low-income families in 2023 following our observations:

  1. Children are extremely vulnerable during war. Their homes, schools, and support systems are often disrupted or destroyed. They face risks of malnutrition, lack of medical care, psychological trauma, and being displaced from their families.
  2. Low-income families already struggle to meet basic needs even in peacetime. During war, their fragile economic situations are made even more precarious as jobs are lost, prices rise, and normal economic activity grinds to a halt. Children during the war have no childhood.
  3. Access to food, clean water, shelter, and healthcare becomes extremely difficult in war zones. Children and impoverished families are most at risk of lacking these vital necessities.
  4. War creates massive displacement of civilians as they flee violence. Children and low-income families are less able to access humanitarian aid or afford transportation to safe areas.
  5. Educational opportunities are disrupted or eliminated entirely for children in conflict zones, setting back their development.
  6. Psychological trauma from experiencing or witnessing violence has particularly damaging impacts on children’s mental health and future prospects.
  7. Low-income families have few resources to protect themselves or rebuild after homes/property are damaged or destroyed in war.

In summary, due to their inherent vulnerability, supporting children and poor families with food, shelter, medical aid, psychological support, and safeguarding their basic rights becomes absolutely imperative during the chaos and resource shortages of war. Focused support helps ensure their survival and mitigate long-term damage.

That is why we continue to support orphanages, multi-children, and low-income families with food parcels and hygiene kits. We also help them to receive access to tools and equipment for better education and entertainment, as even during the war, children have the right to have childhood.