World Day of War Orphans was observed on 6 January
The World Day of War Orphans was celebrated on 6 January
The day is observed every year.
The day enables the global Communities to
recognize the plight of a, particularly vulnerable group.
The day aims to address the war orphans as it has become a
growing worldwide humanitarian and social crisis.
The day ensures to voice out
the predicament of war orphans.
It highlights that children growing up in
orphanage experience emotional, social and physical handicaps.
The World Day of War Orphans was initiated by the French
organization, SOS Enfants en Detresses. UNICEF estimated that there are nearly
9,00,000 children in the Northeast, all of whom have been seriously affected by
the war, either through a lack of education, food, shelter or a direct injury.
In the developed countries orphans are relatively less in
number but in countries that have been and are subjected to wars and great
epidemics such as AIDS, there are significant numbers of orphans.
According to the report, World War II created millions of orphans in Europe, with 300,000
orphans in Poland and 200,000 in Yugoslavia alone.
The children are most often
The day aims to remember these children and reminds the
responsibility to work hard to diminish the shadow of war so that no one would
be an orphan within the motherland.