Troian Bellisario, Elisabeth Moss, Amanda Seyfried, Thomas Sadoski and Julianna Margulies join a host of top actors, musicians and athletes in a video appeal in support of War Child. Along with War Child frontline staff from across the world, they make an impassioned appeal to donate to War Child’s critical work with war-affected children and their families to support and empower the most vulnerable communities during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The full list of supporters participating in the video includes Patrick J. Adams, Troian Bellisario, Michaela DePrince, Edie Falco, Martin Garrix, Chantal Kreviazuk, Julianna Margulies, Sarah McLachlan, Vivianne Miedema, Elisabeth Moss, Thomas Sadoski, Amanda Seyfried and KT Tunstall.
The campaign is a joint effort by the global War Child family. The collective goal is to raise $35,000 for War Child’s COVID-19 response.
COVID-19 represents a grave threat to vulnerable children, women and families who are already recovering from the shock of war and conflict. Using its two decades of experience working amidst international crises, War Child is taking urgent action to support communities affected by the virus:
- In Sudan, War Child is distributing hygiene kits, establishing community handwashing stations and teaching children to wash their hands properly.
- In Afghanistan, women trained by War Child are providing essential services to their communities. Tailors are sewing protective face masks, while women trained in food production are ensuring their neighbours have access to prepared food at a time when groceries are difficult to come by.
- In the Democratic Republic of Congo, where schools are closed due to the virus, War Child is expanding its radio-based education program for out-of-school children so that children can continue to learn safely from their own homes.
War Child is also implementing COVID-19-related response programs in Uganda and South Sudan. Donations raised through the video appeal will support War Child and allow it to continue its global response to COVID-19 in vulnerable communities across the world.
COVID-19 represents a grave threat to vulnerable children, women and families who are already recovering from the shock of war and conflict. “COVID-19 is a global crisis and requires a truly global solution,” says War Child Canada and USA Founder and President, Dr. Samantha Nutt. “War Child’s work is vital in preventing the virus from getting a foothold in war-torn communities. But we can only continue to do it with the generosity of our donors. Please go to warchild.ca/covid to help.” “We are subject to a fractured world where the most vulnerable and most important are the most brutalized and most forgotten,” says actor Thomas Sadoski. “War Child has taken the incredible position of ‘No more. Not on our watch.’ I couldn’t be more proud to stand with them and to see such tremendous people as these rally to the cause.”
ABOUT WAR CHILD
War Child has been protecting children from the brutal impact of war and conflict for two decades. War affects children in a multitude of ways and the negative repercussions can be felt for years after the guns are silenced. War Child designs programs that give children the best chance of overcoming these challenges and growing up to see a brighter future. War Child believes that the toll of war on children is one of the most critical crises facing the world and are outspoken about our shared responsibility to act. For more information on War Child’s response to the crisis and to make a contribution, visit warchild.ca/covid
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