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  • The need of psychosocial support on the agenda during World Humanitarian Summit

    18 May 2016 - The World Humanitarian Summit takes place today and tomorrow in the Turkish city of Istanbul. World leaders will gather to discuss the future of humanitarian emergency aid. Prime Minister Mark Rutte and Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation Lilianne Ploumen will represent the Netherlands at the summit. There they will argue for a better future for the millions of victims of natural disasters and violent conflicts.

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  • MICHAELA DEPRINCE IS THE NEW AMBASSADOR OF WAR CHILD

    03 February 2016 - This afternoon Marco Borsato announced that Michaela DePrince (21) will be his new colleague at the War Child ambassador team. Michaela is a Sierra Leonean-American ballet dancer and has been dancing for the Dutch National Ballet since 2013. “War Child is incredibly proud to have Michaela as a new ambassador”, said Marco.

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  • War Child receives phenomenal donation during the Goed Geld Gala

    26 January 2016 - What an amazing night! Thanks to all the participants of the Dutch National Postcode Lottery, War Child received a donation of 1.35 million euros ( 1.46 million USD). That makes it possible for us to help 112.500 children in conflict areas. But that’s not all! We also received the Dream Fund so we can launch our innovative education project Can’t Wait To Learn in several countries.

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  • Appeal to end Syria Crisis

    22 January 2016 - Humanitarian organisations are adding their voices to an international chorus appealing for an end to the crisis in Syria as it nears its five-year mark in March.

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  • Happy 2016!

    31 December 2015 - Share the dream...

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  • War Child colleague dies in car accident

    14 December 2015 - This week, we received the tragic news of our War Child colleague Eric Habiyaremye passing away. Eric was only 37 and worked for War Child in Burundi since early 2014. In the very unstable and turbulent political situation in Burundi, he became the victim of a car accident.

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  • 1 Year Safe Schools Guidelines: time for action!

    14 December 2015 - One year ago, together with several countries and other aid organizations, War Child presented the Safe Schools Guidelines. Since then, 51 countries have endorsed the guidelines. Time for action, to persuade the other nations as well!

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  • Alarming cycle of violence in occupied Palestinian territory

    04 November 2015 - Recent weeks have been marked by escalating violence in the occupied Palestinian territory in confrontations between Palestinian civilians and Israeli forces and armed settlers. War Child is extremely concerned about the rapidly spreading violence as it affects the children particularly hard.

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  • 20 YEARS OF WAR CHILD

    09 October 2015 - Today, Friday October 9th, 2015, it’s exactly 20 years ago that War Child was founded. But that’s no reason to throw a party. Sadly, the work that War Child does is still extremely necessarily all around the world. That’s why we’re not celebrating. We simply keep going on the path we’ve started twenty years ago.

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  • More attention for psychosocial support during humanitarian crises

    09 September 2015 - How can we improve relief aid and extend help to the most vulnerable people during humanitarian crises? In order to answer this question, young people from around the world gathered in Doha, Qatar, on 1 and 2 September during the World Humanitarian Summit Global Youth Consultation.

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  • Video call between children in Gaza and their Dutch peers on The Huffington Post

    08 July 2015 - This week, The Huffington Post features an article about War Child’s work with displaced children, thanks to our sponsor Cisco CSR.

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  • Tjipke Bergsma to succeed Bernard Uyttendaele as War Child Managing Director

    02 July 2015 - Bernard Uyttendaele, Managing Director of War Child Holland, will hand over the leadership of the organisation as of 1 September 2015. His successor will be Tjipke Bergsma, currently acting Regional Director Americas of Plan International.

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  • War Child lobbies for Safe Schools in Geneva

    01 July 2015 - “Safe education is a right and deserves our support. Particularly for children in war zones,” Jennifer Connet, program manager for War Child in Lebanon, told an audience attending a major event on the Safe Schools Guidelines held in Geneva and co-organised by War Child Holland.

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  • War Child calls for action against child abduction at the UN

    18 June 2015 - The abduction of children is increasingly being used as a strategic resource during conflict. Children are abducted to sow fear and terrorize communities. War Child is this week participating in a United Nations event which aims to tackle the problem.

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  • War Child telethon receives tremendous support

    11 June 2015 - The telethon ‘Friends for War Child’ on June 10 has received a massive response from the Dutch audience that tuned in.

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