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Every year on January 6, the world observes World Day for War Orphans. This day highlights all the challenges these orphans face

Every year on January 6, the world observes World Day for War Orphans. This day highlights all the challenges these orphans face. In fact, millions of children are orphaned due to war globally, and they are subjected to a life of hardship, and emotional and physical neglect.

History of World Day for War Orphans


World Day for War Orphans was created by SOS Enfants en Detresse, which is a French organisation that works to bring normalcy to the lives of children affected indirectly or directly by wars and conflict.

It true that losing is parents is hard, but losing parents to wars is the worst. Because of this, children who lose their parents in harsh incidents like war are forced to stay with a surviving family member, and they face conditions like malnutrition and disease. Moreover, the emotional and mental stress they endure which these children go through is unimaginable.

World Day for War Orphans By visiting an orphanage, you can give children who have lost their parents, a sense of belonging, love, and care.Photo by Wikimedia Common

Therefore, World Day for War orphans is observed in order to make people aware of this issue and give people a better understanding of the plight orphaned children are forced to face.

How to observe this day?

In order to observe this day and contribute something, you can visit orphanage. By visiting an orphanage, you can give children who have lost their parents, a sense of belonging, love, and care. You could take gifts with yourself for the children and spend time with them, and bring some joy to their lives.

At the same time, you can also donate to various orphanages. Honestly, it doesn’t matter if the amount of donation is big or small. All that would make a difference is that you would contribute something in order to make orphaned children’s lives better, if not the best.

According to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), almost 153 million children are orphans worldwide. Observing World Day for War Orphans is a significant step towards making the lives of these children matter and better.

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