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  • War Child receives 250.000 euros from a popular Dutch media event

    18 December 2014 - A proportion of the proceeds from the biggest Dutch charity media event of the year are to be donated to War Child’s project that tackles sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo (Congo). The big charity media event named Serious Request is an initiative of 3FM, one of the most popular radio stations in the Netherlands.

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  • Special thanks to amazing War Child volunteers

    05 December 2014 - Because of International Volunteer Day we thank War Child's volunteers. Hundreds of volunteers commit themselves every day to War Child, to ensure a better future for children affected by conflict.

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  • Innovative education project receives international recognition

    04 December 2014 - War Child’s E-Learning project in Sudan, that enables children to learn using tablets, has been chosen by UNICEF as a showcase project in their Innovation in Education programme. This is an achievement as 160 projects were submitted worldwide, and it ensures international recognition for this innovative form of education.

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  • 25 Years of the Convention on the Rights of the Child

    19 November 2014 - War Child celebrates along with other children’s organisations the 25th anniversary of the International Convention of the Rights of the Child. An important milestone to reflect on what happened and what remains to be done. Still, not every child can participate in the educational system, have a safe home or live in peace.

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  • From Syria to Lebanon: The story of Lana

    20 October 2014 - Due to the ongoing conflict in Syria more than 3 million people have fled the country. A large number of them have crossed the border into neighbouring country Lebanon. Half of the refugees in Lebanon are children - children who sometimes have not gone to school or played outside for over two years. One of them is Lana (12) from Aleppo. She fled with her family to Lebanon.

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  • Syrian Children Speak Up for their Rights

    15 September 2014 - Syria’s civil war is now in its fourth year - and the conflict is having a devastating impact on children and young people. War Child Holland has given a platform to Syrian children to share their perspectives and demands for a normal life. Here are their powerful words and pictures…

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  • Vital psychosocial support for children in Gaza

    01 September 2014 - War Child’s emergency programme to provide vital psychosocial support for children throughout Gaza has begun. Thousands of conflict-affected children in Gaza will receive this specialist support.

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  • Syrian children fight war with play - Watch and share GoBoka’s video for War Child to support

    13 August 2014 - Syria’s civil war is now in its fourth year. The conflict is having a devastating impact on children. YOU can help to make a difference for Syrian refugee children- simply by watching the amazing video made by GoBoKa. Just PLAY IT, LIKE IT and SHARE IT to help give Syrian children a safe place to play. 250,000 views are needed by September 3 to get the project for a safe space started.

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  • Gaza this summer: deadly violence - blog by Reham, working for War Child in Gaza

    25 July 2014 - War Child staff member Reham has been warned that her neighbourhood in Gaza is going to be bombed. She is currently moving somewhere else in search of shelter. To contact her is very difficult since her cell phone has little battery and electricity is sparse. We can only get in touch with her at crucial moments. Reham stayed home when the violence began - where she wrote this story to share with you.

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  • "I miss the street" - blog by Jamal, working for War Child in Gaza

    18 July 2014 - Jamal works for War Child in Gaza. At the moment the situation is too dangerous to run our psychosocial support programmes for children. Children and families in Gaza try to be safe. Jamal and his family are staying home to hide from the attacks. He shared this blog with us yesterday, on July 17th 2014.

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  • Gaza under attack

    14 July 2014 - Unfortunately due to the current unrest and attacks, War Child had to temporarily stop all programmes in Gaza, in the occupied Palestinian territory. We hope to resume our work soon. War Child colleagues in Gaza, Reham and Jamal are monitoring the situation of the children constantly.

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  • Building sustainable futures for children and young people in South Sudan

    09 July 2014 - Three years after gaining independence on 9 July 2011, South Sudan’s children have yet to live in a country free from conflict. Supported by the IKEA Foundation, War Child is launching a new project to help children cope with the immediate and long terms consequences of conflict, and build the skills they need for a better—peaceful—future.

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  • World Refugee Day – time for concerning steps in Syria Refugee Crisis

    20 June 2014 - Today, on World Refugee Day, the Lebanon Humanitarian INGO Forum (LHIF) - of which War Child Holland is one of the 23 members - said that Lebanon needs greater support from international donors before the situation becomes untenable. LHIF also urged all countries neighboring Syria to ensure that their borders are open to all civilians fleeing the conflict, regardless of national status.

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  • Miguel scores a goal toward a better future

    19 June 2014 - The World Cup has begun! Millions of eyes all over the world are focused on football, and that also holds true for Cauca, Colombia. Cauca has been plagued by conflict violence between various armed groups for years, with devastating affects for children and young people. Surrounded by violence and poverty, children and young people grow up with little reason to feel positive about the future. But, together with the International Olympic Committee (IOC), War Child is working to change that. In the sport-based project ‘In the Game,’ children have the opportunity to play and participate in sports together, to release their energy and express their emotions in a positive setting. The formula works, says Miguel.

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  • Giving children in Uganda a voice through radio

    16 June 2014 - Marking this year’s Day of the African Child (June 16), 32 radio stations in Uganda hosted special programmes, posing the question ‘How can your school be child friendly?’ The programmes highlighted the need to improve school safety across Uganda. Children in particular were encouraged to share their ideas.

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