Today, thousands of innocent and helpless children around the world witness violence, civil conflict, poverty, displacement, natural disasters and war. Modern warfare in all forms 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.
Children of War Foundation seeks to provide donated surgery and post-operative care to any child living with a physical deformity, ailment or injury that cannot be treated in their home country.
With the help of various institutions and organizations such as Shriners Hospital for Children Los Angeles, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Operation Smile and the University of Southern California, COWF is able to connect its candidates with some of the finest surgeons in the United States and abroad. 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.
Children of War Foundation thrives on the help of donors and volunteers. In less than five years, COWF has been able to provide transformative surgical care to nearly 500 children from around the world, as well as train and educate surgeons who have gone on continue our mission in the Mid East region.
Children of War Foundation is a non-profit, non-politically affiliated organization that provides medical care to the children that need it regardless of race, ethnicity, nationality and religion. The organization’s ultimate goal is for the day to come when our services are no longer required by those in need, until that day comes we will continue to work relentlessly to help one child at time.
Children of War Foundation's mission is to provide access to donated transformative surgical care to children living with a physical deformity or injuries that cannot be treated in their home country.