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  • Can't Wait To Lean selected for Humanitarian Education Accelerator

    29 September 2016 - Our innovative education programme for children in conflict, Can’t Wait to Learn (CWTL), is 1 out of 3 projects worldwide chosen to join the Humanitarian Education Accelerator programme (HEA), led by UNICEF, UNHCR and DFID.

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  • War Child calls for renewed focus on parties that violate children's rights in armed conflict

    02 August 2016 - The United Nations will this week debate the worsening fate of children involved in armed conflict. To coincide with the meeting, War Child calls for renewed action against parties that commit violations against children during conflict.

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  • Join us for a special live TV event - ‘Jij&Ik’

    16 June 2016 - Children, parents and international artists - including Marco Borsato, Matt Simons and Esmee Denters - to sing during live War Child TV broadcast.

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  • Listening to Children’s Voices from Conflict Areas

    27 May 2016 - A special event hosted by War Child and the Universal Education Foundation in Amsterdam’s iconic Anne Frank House museum last night (May 26) saw representatives of foundations from across Europe come together. Attendees heard some very special stories from people who have experienced first-hand the horror of growing up in conflict - including rising star of Dutch fashion Omar Munie.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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