Global Ambassador Carey Mulligan fronts Emergency Appeal for War Child
War Child today announced a fundraising appeal to help their work with children whose lives have been torn apart by conflict.
The appeal is fronted by War Child Global Ambassador Carey Mulligan. Carey filmed a personal appeal during her trip to the Democratic Republic of Congo last month, where she visited with Internal Displaced Persons (IDPs). During the trip, she met many of War Child's beneficiaries and saw first-hand the devastating impact conflict has on children.
Talking about her trip and the appeal, Carey said, "During my time in the Democratic Republic of Congo, I met children whose lives have been destroyed by conflict. War Child are helping these children rebuild their lives in extraordinarily difficult circumstances.
"War Child's emergency fund is critical to help them reach children like those I met in the IDP camp, who are alone, vulnerable and in desperate need of protection."
The appeal film can be viewed at www.warchild.org.uk.
The money raised will boost the charity's Emergency Fund, which enables the organisation to respond rapidly to support children as soon as conflict breaks. It means they can be on the ground within days rather than weeks, and has already enabled War Child to respond to crises in Syria, Northern Iraq, Central African Republic and Gaza. War Child have been able to provide essential psychosocial support and set up safe spaces where the most vulnerable children can play, learn and escape from the chaos in their lives.
Donations of up to £125,000 will be matched thanks to players of the People's Postcode Lottery.
Clara Govier, Head of Charities at People's Postcode Lottery, said, "By supporting War Child, our players are ensuring that the children helped by the organisation are given the opportunity to live happy and normal lives once more."
For details of the appeal, visit http://www.warchild.org.uk/emergencyappeal.
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