World Day – War Orphans
International community celebrates the world day for war orphans on January 06 in order to voice out the predicament of war orphans. In worldwide fortunately there may be places for them to stay, but sadly, they rarely receive the time, attention and love for optimal social and personal development. Many researches done with regard to war orphans highlight that children growing up in orphanage experience emotional, social and physical handicaps. It is crystal clear; the best place for a child to grow up is in a stable family with a loving father and mother.
Orphans throughout the world face many challenges: Malnutrition, starvation, disease, and decreased social attention. As the most vulnerable population on planet Earth, they have no one to protect them and are most likely to suffer from hunger, disease, and many other problems.
In recent decades, the proportion of civilian casualties in armed conflicts has increased dramatically and is now estimated at more than 90 per cent. About half of the victims are children. An estimated 20 million children have been forced to flee their homes because of conflict and human rights violations and are living as refugees in neighbouring countries or are internally displaced within their own national borders.
More than 2 million children have died as a direct result of armed conflict over the last decade. More than three times that number, at least 6 million children, have been permanently disabled or seriously injured.
More than 1 million have been orphaned or separated from their families.
Between 8,000 and 10,000 children are killed or maimed by landmines every year.
An estimated 300,000 child soldiers – boys and girls under the age of 18 – are involved in more than 30 conflicts worldwide. Child soldiers are used as combatants, messengers, porters, cooks and to provide sexual services. Some are forcibly recruited or abducted, others are driven to join by poverty, abuse and discrimination, or to seek revenge for violence enacted against themselves and their families.
Sadly, however, they rarely receive the time, attention, and love for optimal social and personal development. Research reveals that children growing up in an orphanage experience emotional, social, and physical handicaps. Without a doubt, the best place for a child to grow up is in a stable family with a loving father and mother.
Important Dates and Events
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- World Mosquito Day
- Namibia Day
- World Photography Day
- World Day against Trafficking in Persons
- International Day of Friendship
- World Hepatitis Day
- World Nature Conservation Day
- Nelson Mandela International Day
- World Population Day
- World Zoonoses Day
- International Day of Co-operatives
- World Sports Journalists Day
- Doctor’s Day
- International Joke Day
- World Environment Day
- International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression
- International Day in Support of Victims of Torture
- International Day against Drug abuse and Illicit Trafficking
- Day of the Seafarer / International Maritime Organization
- United Nations Public Service Day
- International Olympic Day
- World Music Day
- World Refugee Day
- International Picnic Day
- World Combat Day to Desertification and Drought
- World Father’s Day
- World Blood Donor Day
- Sunday Father’s Day
- International Children’s Day – June 1
- Anti-tobacco Day
- World Hunger Day
- International Day for Biological Diversity
- Anti-Terrorism day
- World Red Cross Day
- World Midwives Day
- Mother’s Day
- Coal Miners Day
- Press Freedom Day
- World Asthma Day
- Mauritius Day
- International Customs Day – January 26
- National Girl Child Day of India – January 24
- World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims
- International Day of Solidarity with Palestinian People
- Constitution Day in India
- International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women
- World Television Day
- World Hello Day
- World Fisheries Day