in 1999, War Child Canada is an independent charitable organisation
working across North America and around the world to assist children
affected by war and to raise awareness for children's rights everywhere.
We are working to help thousands whose lives have been torn apart by
war, and to engage North American youth to take an active role in
creating a more just future.
Hoskins is a medical doctor with 15 years experience working as a
physician in war zones. He has worked extensively with the United
Nations and non-governmental organizations in some of the world's most
heavily affected war zones including Sudan, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Somalia,
Sierra Leone, Iraq, Burundi and Pakistan.
is a specialist in the Health of Children in War Zones, Public Health,
Humanitarian Relief, Humanitarian Affairs, Human Rights, Refugee Health
and the Civilian Impact of War. From 1998-2000, Eric was the Senior
Policy Advisor to former Canadian Foreign Minister Lloyd Axworthy.
Rhodes Scholar, Eric was the youngest recipient of the United Nations
Lester B. Pearson Peace Medal (Canada's highest humanitarian award) in
1993, and was awarded the Governor General's Meritorious Service Cross
in 1999 for his humanitarian work with war-affected children. He also
co-founded the International Study Team, and led a group of over 80
experts who, in 1991, produced the most comprehensive assessment of
post-war Iraq to date. He led the recent IST mission to Iraq in January
2003, assessing the impact of war on children and the preparedness of
the humanitarian response.
Hoskins is the President and General Manager of War Child Canada,
contributing to the conceptualization, development and growth of War
Child Canada's international and domestic programs.
President, Eric oversees all financial aspects of the organization,
including all fundraising and special initiatives.
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