World Day of War Orphans 2024: Theme, History, Significance, Quotes

The World Day of War Orphans 2024 urges the globe that, especially in the face of the pandemic, cares for children in horrific situations is a responsibility. Kids wounded in the shootout or separated from their parents require special attention in order to repair the emotional wounds of war, start school, and resume regular life. Each year on January 6, World Day of War Orphans is observed globally.

The significant aim of this special day is to aware people about the problems that war orphans and children in conflict experience. Orphaned children are frequently subjected to emotional and social prejudice. The French organization SOS Enfants en Detresse spearheaded the World Day of War Orphans. IDPs (International Displaced Persons) are people who have been compelled to abandon everything behind, especially their homes, areas of employment, and valuables. It’s critical that they don’t become famished or succumb to illness.

The theme of World Day of War Orphans is to spread awareness about the troubles faced by war orphans. According to UNICEF, a child aged less than 18 years and lost either one or both parents falls under orphan category. Let’s know more about this special day in January.

World Day of War Orphans 2024 Date

World Day of War Orphans 2024 Date

January 6, 2024

World Day of War Orphans 2025 Date

January 6, 2025

World Day of War Orphans 2026 Date

January 6, 2026

World Day of War Orphans 2027 Date

January 6, 2027

World Day of War Orphans 2028 Date

January 6, 2028

World Day of War Orphans History  

The French organisation “OS Enfants en Detresses” started the World Day of War Orphans.

Orphans are fairly uncommon in affluent nations, according to UNICEF estimates. But, in areas where there have been wars or major diseases, their numbers are much greater. According to another figure, World War II left millions of orphans across Europe, including more than 3,00,000 in Poland and 2,00,00 in Yogoslavia separately.

According to UNICEF, the number of orphans has been steadily declining at 0.7 percent of speed  each year which is quite low.

YearTotal Number of Orphans
1990146 million
1995151 million
2000155 million
2005153 million
2010146 million
2015140 million

World Day of War Orphans Significance

Children are the targets of assault who go unnoticed. Millions of kids have grown up in a world torn apart by war, racial turmoil, and resource competition. Communities are shattered by violence. As a result of family breakup, some orphans are obliged to care for themselves and also their siblings. In a war scenario, a lot of kids are subjected to sexual assault.

The World Day for War Orphans is significant because people in numerous countries that have become war zones are forced to bear the brunt of war’s misery. Children who have been abandoned by their family are among the war victims who suffer the most since they have no one to look after them. The World Day for War Orphans is held in their honour, with the goal of raising attention to all of the injustices they experience and putting an end to them

Making a donation to their well-being or giving such war orphans a place to care for them are two ways to commemorate the day. You may celebrate the day by using digital platforms to promote consciousness of war orphans and encourage your friends to re-post or exchange information. Give a contribution to a war charity fund and post your thoughts on why it’s so important to protect war orphans.

World Day of War Orphans 2024 Quotes

  • “The truth is you can be orphaned again and again and again. The truth is, you will be. And the secret is, this will hurt less and less each time until you can’t feel a thing. Trust me on this.” (Chuck Palahniuk)
  • “What difference does it make to the dead, the orphans, and the homeless, whether the mad destruction is wrought under the name of totalitarianism or the holy name of liberty or democracy?” (Mahatma Gandhi)
  • “Perhaps there are those who are able to go about their lives unfettered by such concerns. But for those like us, our fate is to face the world as orphans, chasing through long years the shadows of vanished parents. There is nothing for it but to try and see through our missions to the end, as best we can, for until we do so, we will be permitted no calm.” ( Kazuo Ishiguro)


When do we observe World Day of War Orphans?

Every year on January 6

How many orphans are in the world?

According to UNICEF it was around 140 million globally in the year 2015,

Who started World Day of War Orphans?

French organisation “OS Enfants en Detresses”

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