"At Children of War Foundation, we are A-political, and remain committed to helping children, when and where we can, without regard to nationality, religion, socioeconomic or residency "status", gender, nor geographic boundaries. All children, regardless of who their parents are, what political stance their parents take, or ability to pay, all have a right to good health and equitable education. Period. And as adults, we have an obligation to lead by example, to show that there is good in this world to those children who will define our future, and mirror our actions now and later."
-Amel Najjar, Founder
Children of War Foundation
COWF UKraine response
Thanks to the support of the Ministry of Health in Ukraine, Children of War Foundation in partnership with The Global Institute at University of Miami has been able to support Dobrobut Hospital Network in Kyiv with surgical supplies and humanitarian aid as well as access to transfer facilities through a global network of clinicians and hospital institutions. Support to sustain current healthcare infrastructure with Dobrobut Hospital network was secured by way of Direct Relief.
Agility supported Children of War Foundation by donating the transportation of three pallets of medical and life support supplies from Los Angeles, California to Krakow, Poland. The supplies were taken to Lviv, Ukraine by ambulance, and distributed to beneficiaries.
“I’d been kind of aching and feeling helpless regarding the conflict. Not everyone can just fly over there,” says Dr. Vo, a CHLA pediatric cardiac anesthesiologist. “So when this email came, I felt called to do it.”
Dr. Vo, Dr. Vitaliy Petrov (Cardiothoracic surgeon in Lviv), Dr. William Novick.