World War Orphans Day 2022: History, Aim, Quotes and More

World War Orphans Day 2022 is held on January 6 to raise awareness about the issue of war orphans and to address the horrific situations they face.

World War Orphans Day 2022: The goal of the day is to raise global awareness about the need of protecting the human rights of children orphaned by wars and to mobilize efforts to ensure a better future for them. The day is especially important during pandemics since it has the biggest impact on orphan children. The day also serves as a reminder that caring for children in the most difficult conditions is a duty, particularly in the case of the coronavirus epidemic.

World War Orphans Day is marked on January 6 to raise awareness about the issue of war orphans and to address the horrific conditions they face.

Who is considered an Orphan?

According to UNICEF, an orphan is a kid under the age of 18 who has lost one or both parents due to any cause of death.

According to UNICEF data from 2015, there were around 140 million orphans worldwide, with 61 million in Asia, 52 million in Africa, 10 million in Latin America and the Caribbean, and 7.3 million in Eastern Europe and Central Asia.

World War Orphans Day 2022: History and Goals

The French charity SOS Enfants en Détresses established World Day of War Orphans. The day celebrates the lives of children who have been affected by the war’s outcomes and works to improve their future.

The Importance of World War Orphans Day in 2022

According to UNICEF data, approximately half of the victims in the 18th, 19th, and early 20th century wars were civilians, and this figure continuously grew until 2001. Since that year, the figure has fallen at a 0.7% annual pace.

Civilians made up almost two-thirds of the victims in WWII, and by the end of the 1980s, the figure had risen to 90%.

Year  Victims (in millions)
1990 146
1995 151
2000 155
2005 153
2010  146
2015 140

According to the data presented above, civilians in numerous countries throughout the world have become victims of the war. Children are the silent victims among them. Millions of youngsters have grown up without family in conflict zones and ethnic turmoil. The orphans are compelled to care for not just themselves but also their younger siblings (if any).

As a result, the day emphasizes the condition of orphans and reminds us that every child deserves to be cared for.

Quotes for World War Orphans Day 2022

1- My interest is children, specifically poor children and orphans.

2- No music below pleases God more than the thanksgiving songs of relieved widows and supported orphans; of joyous, comforted, and thankful people.

3- I enjoy the holiday season almost as much as I enjoy touching myself in public in front of orphans.

4- Does it make a difference to the dead, orphaned, and homeless whether the heinous damage is carried out in the name of totalitarianism, liberty, or democracy?

5- What sorrowful faces one sees all the time at orphanages! Neglecting the heart is more dangerous than neglecting the head.

6- Where can we go in good weather, we storm orphans?

7- “The truth is that you can be orphaned again and again. You will, in fact, be. And the trick is that each time it will hurt less and less until you can’t feel anything. Believe me on this.” Chuck Palahniuk’s

8- “When you lose your parents as a youngster, you are indoctrinated into a club, and you are thrust into the harshest confidence of life. You have been duped.” Hamann, Hilary Thayer

9- “The goal of having the orphans study all these varied subjects was not merely for them to become geniuses, but for them to become polymaths – geniuses in a wide variety of fields.” – Jim Morcan

10- “Orphanages are the only places that have ever left me feeling both empty and full.” – J. M. Simmons