Our Mission

Operation Refugee Child (ORC) distributes backpacks with basic necessities to bring comfort, health, safety and warmth to refugee children and families who have left everything behind. Through our international network of volunteers and local NGOs in US, Middle East and Europe, we assemble and distribute backpacks to refugee children and families fleeing violence and war. In 2016, ORC will distribute basic necessities and at least 10,000 backpacks to refugee children.


You have to understand, no one puts their child on a boat unless it’s safer than land.
— Warsan Shire, British Somali Poet