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The Children and War Foundation is a non-profit organisation dedicated to improving children’s lives after wars and disasters.

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For administrative issues

Inger Hygen

Chairperson of the Board of Directors (BoD)

Svanhild Gjesdal


Members of BRI

Ragnhild Dybdahl

Chairperson of Board of Research
and implementation (BRI)

Harald Bækkelund

Clincial Psychologist / PhD Norwegian Centre for violence and traumatic stress studies


Patrick Smith

Reader in Clinical Psychology
at King’s College London

Unni Marie Heltne

Unni M. Heltne

Psychologist and University lecturer
at the University of Bergen

Masa Al-kurdi

Masa Al-Kurdi

Doctor in psychology specialised in
mental health in the Middle-East

Alba Banoun


Richard Meiser-Stedman

Professor of Clinical Psychology
at the University of East Anglia

Prof.dr. Rita Rosner

Chair of Biological and Clinical Psychology, Catholic University Eichstätt-Ingolstadt

Members of BoD

Inger Hygen

(Chair) Lawyer/partner

Unni Marie Heltne

Unni M. Heltne

Clinical Psychologist International Health

Anri Håvard Hebib

Senior advisor and strategic consultant

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Thanks to donations from individuals, companies and governments the Children and War Foundation is able to help children after wars and disasters. Children and War is a non-profit organisation

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