About World Day of War Orphans
The World Day of War Orphans was initiated by the French organisation OS Enfants en Detresses and it is observed annually on 6th January.
UNICEF defines an orphan as a child under 18 years of age who has lost one or both parents to any cause of death.
Globally, millions of children are orphaned due to war and other conflicts and are subjected to traumatic conditions. Children growing in orphanages are very emotional and sensitive in nature as they may have suffered from some of global issues like famine, diseases, poverty, or direct injury.
The main objective of the day is to recognize the predicament of war orphans and highlight the physical, mental, and social changes they face during their growth.