WHY IT MATTERS
Today, thousands of innocent and helpless children around the world witness extreme violence, civil conflict and war. Modern warfare spares no one, including children, and the devastating effects include physical injuries, mental impairments, displacement and death. Sadly, access to health services and medicine in many regions of the world is limited and needs often far outweigh resources.
So far, with the help of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, University of Southern California, and Shriners Hospital Los Angeles, COWF is able to connect its candidates with some of the finest surgeons in the United States and around the world. Children that cannot be transported to the U.S. for treatment will be considered as a candidate for one of the organization’s international missions, where medical teams travel abroad and address multiple cases throughout the duration of their visit.
In addition to providing medical and surgical care to children in need, Children of War Foundation also conducts international searches for eligible children, supervises the legal necessities of transporting them to the United States, prepares all travel arrangements, and searches for nurturing accommodations in the U.S. while treatment is being administered.