Facts and figures

Some 357 million children live in countries affected by armed conflict - and they are the ones who suffer most from the effects of war, violence and genocide.

Child rights under attack

The fundamental rights of these 357 million children to be protected, educated and live their lives free from fear and trauma are repeatedly 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 fourteen countries where children are forced to live with effects of armed conflict. We have 268 colleagues helping them 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 logistic constraints.

  • Jemen

    Yemen

    Providing urgent humanitarian assistance and protection to children living with the effects of armed conflict.

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    1 project

    4,000,000

    Children affected by conflict

    15,659

    Total Participants

     
  • UgandaTeamUp

    Uganda

    Supporting children to build their resilience - free from trauma and violence.

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    5 projects

    840,000

    Children affected by conflict

    9,071

    Total Participants

     
  • TeamUpLize1918x1080

    The Netherlands

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

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    1 project

    7,260

    Children affected by conflict

    2,115

    Total Participants

     
  • SouthSudan1918x1080-2

    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

    1,439

    Total Participants

     
  • SouthSudanCarrousel2

    South Sudan

    Supporting children and youth with skills to help them shape their own future.

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    4 projects

    1,400,000

    Children affected by conflict

    29,934

    Total Participants

     
  • oPt1918x1080

    occupied Palestinian territories

    Working to protect children from abuse and uphold their fundamental rights.

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    3 projects

    800,000

    Children affected by conflict

    8,214

    Total Participants

     
  • Lebanon1918x1080

    Lebanon

    Protecting the fundamental rights of children from both refugee and host populations.

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    7 projects

    1,000,000

    Children affected by conflict

    111,980

    Total Participants

     
  • IKEA Jordanie

    Jordan

    Providing education to refugee populations and upholding fundamental child rights.

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    4 projects

    310,000

    Children affected by conflict

    7,410

    Total Participants

     
  • IrakSafeSpace1918x1080-2

    Iraq

    Delivering emergency child protection, education and psychosocial support in conflict-affected areas.

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    3 projects

    5,000,000

    Children affected by conflict

    16,543

    Total Participants

     
  • drc

    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

    34,724

    Total Participants

     
  • Meisjes onderwijs Afghanistan

    Afghanistan

    Increasing access to education for children in urban and rural areas.

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    1 project

    830,000

    Children affected by conflict

    12,783

    Total Participants

     
  • Col1918x1080

    Colombia

    Enabling children to rebuild their resilience and fulfil their potential.

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    5 projects

    2,500,000

    Children affected by conflict

    6,512

    Total Participants

     
  • Meisje in Burundi

    Burundi

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

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    Two projects

    2,000,000

    Children affected by conflict

    21,409

    Total Participants

     
  • SriLanka1918x1080

    Sri Lanka

    Strengthening child protection systems and supporting youth to build an improved future.

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    3 projects

    900,000

    Children affected by conflict

    15,736

    Total Participants

     

Our reach

In 2017 we met the urgent needs of 374,379 children and adults living with the effects of armed conflict.

We reached 290,596 children and 83,783 adults across the year as a whole.