I've moved, my rights haven't''- towards a global action plan for children forced to flee
This report has drawn attention to the unfolding crisis facing children forced to flee. The humanitarian system is already failing displaced children in many cases – with chronic under-funding of emergency responses in the countries of origin of millions of displaced and refugee children, and consistent deprioritisation of education and protection.Without a step-change in the way the international community deals with children on the move, the problem risks spiralling out of control.
'Elimu Kwanza!' - A brighter future for the children of DRC | Safe education for internally displaced children in the Democratic Republic of Congo
The report’s interim findings uncover tangible improvements in teaching provision and increased engagement with students. These improvements, we believe, help deliver additional benefits to conflict-affected communities - and serve to underline the importance of providing education in emergencies. Read the evaluation report.
'I can forgive now' - Evaluation study of War Child's psychosocial support intervention I DEAL
Despite growing evidence on the impact of psychosocial support interventions, there is an urgent need for a stronger evidence base on approaches that effectively support children affected by armed conflict. To contribute to this evidence base, and building on a pilot study conducted in Uganda in 2009, War Child conducted an exploratory outcome evaluation of its psychosocial support intervention ‘I DEAL’ in South Sudan and Colombia in 2012. The objective of the evaluation was to explore the outcomes that I DEAL achieves for children and the factors that influence the achievement of those outcomes to further inform and strengthen the intervention. Read the evaluation study
Psychosocial support in emergencies: critical for Syrian children
War Child Holland: Evidence from the field 2013
DRC: Still no peace for Children
Lost childhoods: the continuing conflict in the Kivu provinces
|Syria - A War on Childhood |
The report demonstrates the severity of the impact the Syrian crisis is having on children in the country. It explores how the International Community and its legal instruments that are supposed to protect children in conflict - have failed those children just when they needed our help the most.
Read the English version made by War Child UK
Read the Dutch version
|Action research - Participatory PM&E tools 'I DEAL' intervention |
This case description elaborates on the pilot implementation of the innovative, participatory PM&E tools of War Child Holland’s psychosocial life skills intervention ‘ I DEAL’.The action research aimed to identify ways that work best for I DEAL facilitators to learn and act on basis of their PM&E.
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|Who knows best? Children do! |
This pilot study demonstrates how a research tool that is tailor-made for a specific target group and context, that stimulates children to fully participate in the monitoring and evaluation process, can serve at the same time the quality of the intervention and measure its effectiveness.
Read the report 'Who knows best? Children do!'
|War Child Holland Reference paper on Child Development|
This document describes and explains child development as briefly, yet comprehensively as possible. It should serve as an important resource and framework for all of WCH’s programming. It is best used in combination with the training module on child development.
Read the Reference Paper on Child Development
Read the French version 'Le developpement de l'enfant'
|Paper on Peacebuilding and Young people |
This management summary provides an overview of main understandings and findings from the State of the Art Paper on Peacebuilding and Young People. The text suggests how these findings relate to War Child policy and practice. It ends with a list of recommendations.
Read the summary of 'State of the Art - understandings, findings and recommendations - Peacebuilding and young people'
|State of the Art on Psychosocial Interventions |
War Child uses psycho social programmes to support children, youngsters and their environment in (former) war areas. There are many different way to angle such programmes. What are the angles we use? Which interventions are succesful and what is War Child's vision on psycho social programmes.
Read 'The state of the art - Psychosocial interventions with children in war-affected areas'
State of the Art on Education
War Child initiated an investigative report on the effects of the creative workshop cycle. Together with partner organisations we asked the children, their parents and their teachers about the effect of the workshops.
Read the research paper 'Effect-study Creative workshop cycle World Child Kosovo'
War Child realises the importance of partnering with collegues in the field and universities to research the effects of our interventions. In Uganda War Child worked together with World Vision on a research study for the University of Boston. This resulted in a publication in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).
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|Sierra Leone Survey |
In Sierra Leone War Child focuses on the psycho social rebuilding of communities. In this report we state the problems with which children in the after war period in Sierra Leone are confronted with. And how the work of War Child responds to that. We state results the programme achieved, based on an extended research study among 1200 children and adults from six communities.
Read the research paper 'Survey Community based psychosocial programme War Child Sierra Leone 2005 – 2006'
Child Soldiers. The shadow of their existence
Education. Quality learning opportunities for children affected by armed conflict.