Our Annual Report

Read all the facts, figures and stories behind our work around the world in our Annual Report

Innovation in Times of Crisis

We found new and creative ways to meet the urgent needs of 293, 681 children and adults living with the effects of armed conflict. Through our COVID-19 emergency response, we were able to reach some 5.9 million more.

In 2020, War Child...

  • Rallied thousands of volunteers and local staff to put our new Fast Aid framework into action - reaching more children more quickly than ever before
  • Drew upon the innovative nature of our flagship EdTech programme Can’t Wait to Learn to see children - everywhere from Lebanon to Uganda - continue their learning journey remotely
  • Made our message resonate with young people all over the globe thanks to local celebrities such as Afrobeat star Check-B Magic and Youtuber and War Child Ambassador Quinty Misiedjan

Learn out more about our activities in sixteen countries in support of conflict-affected children in our Annual Report.

War Child Covid-19 response

War Child is moving to reach greater numbers of children more quickly through our new agile Fast Aid methology

Photo: War Child

Duaa from Lebanon - War Child Shields

Duaa (11) playing the Can't Wait to Learn game from home - a tent in a Lebanese refugee camp

Photo: Ralp Dargham

Worldwide Support for Children Affected by Conflict

We are committed to provide children in conflict-affected areas with psychosocial support, child-protection and education. Learn more about our work in sixteen countries below.

Where we work

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War Child works in areas affected by armed conflict. This may be during the conflict or after it has ended. This map will guide you through our various programmes and projects for children in conflict-affected areas.

  • Refugee child Roger fled from Burundi to Uganda - War Child

    Burundi

    Rebuilding social structures to protect children from violence and abuse - and improve their future prospects

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    1 project

    710,000

    Children affected by conflict

    54,500

    Total Participants

     
  • Burundian girl refugee in DR Congo - War Child Holland

    DR Congo

    Providing children and youth with education, protection, psychosocial support and livelihood opportunities to improve future prospects

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    4 projects

    7,000,000

    Children affected by conflict

    33,900

    Total Participants

     
  • Venezuelan refugee children participate in War Child's TeamUp

    Colombia

    Enabling children to build resilience and fulfil their potential - free from trauma and violence

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    5 projects

    1,423,296

    Children affected by conflict

    14,322

    Total Participants

     
  • Safe space in Iraq - War Child

    Iraq

    Working to provide emergency child protection, education and psychosocial support in conflict-affected regions

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    1 project

    3,300,000

    Children affected by conflict

    13,271

    Total Participants

     
  • Girls playing in Jordan - War Child Holland

    Jordan

    Delivering innovative education and vital psychosocial support to refugees and vulnerable children

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    3 projects

    1,200,000

    Children affected by conflict

    1880

    Total Participants

     
  • Child Laila misses out on education due to the coronacrisis but thanks to War Child she can continue school remotely.

    Lebanon

    Safeguarding fundamental rights for children from both refugee and host populations

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    7 projects

    1,100,000

    Children affected by conflict

    20,367

    Total Participants

     
  • Girl with friends in Sri Lanka - War Child

    Sri Lanka

    Strengthening child protection systems and supporting youth to build an improved future for their country

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    3 projects

    900,000

    Children affected by conflict

    8290

    Total Participants

     
  • War Child TeamUp vrijwilliger Lise - azc Nederland

    The Netherlands

    Working in support of refugee children as part of the TeamUp coalition

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    1 project

    27,000

    Children affected by conflict

    4,344

    Total Participants

     
  • Girl in Palestina Hebron - War Child Holland

    occupied Palestinian territory

    Children in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) grow up in an uncertain atmosphere where the threat of violence is never far away

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    4 projects

    800,000

    Children affected by conflict

    13,029

    Total Participants

     
  • Oorlog Zuid-Soedan: hoe wij kinderen helpen met onderwijs - War Child

    Sudan

    Utilising technology to provide conflict-affected children with quality education - no matter where they live

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    1 project

    2,600,000

    Children affected by conflict

    2,667

    Total Participants

     
  • Children in South Sudan receive tablet education with Can't Wait to Learn from War Child

    South Sudan

    Providing child protection, education and psychosocial support for children and youth in the world's youngest nation

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    2 projects

    1,400,000

    Children affected by conflict

    11,671

    Total Participants

     
  • Group of Ugandans dancing in line - War Child projects TeamUp

    Uganda

    Enabling children to build their resilience, free from trauma and violence

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    4 projects

    840,000

    Children affected by conflict

    36,422

    Total Participants

     
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