Facts and figures

Some 160 million children worldwide live in high-intensity conflict zones. They are the ones who suffer most from the effects of war, violence and genocide - and now COVID-19.

Child rights under threat

In today's world, the fundamental rights of millions of children - to be protected, educated and live their lives free from trauma - are increasingly violated. Which means our work is needed now more than ever.

The facts and figures speak for themselves...

Where we work

War Child is active in 16 countries where children are forced to live directly with the effects of armed conflict. In our programme countries, we currently have 434 colleagues working tirelessly to support children to deal with these effects and shape their own futures.

Our project countries

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War Child works in areas affected by armed conflict. This may be during the conflict or after it has ended. Working in these areas presents a variety of challenges ranging from insecurity to political and logistical constraints.

  • War Child TeamUp vrijwilliger Lise - azc Nederland

    The Netherlands

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    1 project

    4,344

    Total Participants

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

    1 project

    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

     
  • occupied Palestinian territory

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  • 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

     
  • Girls playing in Jordan - War Child Holland

    3 projects

    1880

    Total Participants

     
  • War Child supports families in Jordan refugee camps

    Syria Response

    An emergency response programme to uphold the safety and wellbeing of children affected by the conflict in Syria

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    6 projects

    5,900,000

    Children affected by conflict

    62,177

    Total Participants

     
  • Safe space in Iraq - War Child

    1 project

    13,271

    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

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

    1 project

    54,500

    Total Participants

     
  • Girl with friends in Sri Lanka - War Child

    3 projects

    8290

    Total Participants

     
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  • 3 projects

    160

    Total Participants

     

Our reach

In 2020 we met the urgent needs of 293,681 children and adults living daily with the effects of armed conflict. The year also saw us put our COVID-19 emergency response into action, reaching some 5.9 million more through public information campaigns, food, water and hygiene kit deliveries - and much more.

Core Humanitarian Standard

War Child is proud to be a member of the Core Humanitarian Standard (CHS) Alliance. The Core Humanitarian Standard sets out nine commitments that humanitarian organisations can use to improve the quality and effectiveness of the assistance they provide. War Child has completed a Self-Assessment in line with CHS Alliance criteria to facilitate the continued improvement of our programme responses. Actions will be taken to ensure that our responses are always appropriate and relevant; effective and timely; and based on communication, participation and feedback.