Facts and figures

Some 420 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 420 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

    Working to meet urgent humanitarian needs and safeguard the fundamental rights of children and youth

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    2 projects

    7,400,000

    Children affected by conflict

    15,007

    Total Participants

     
  • Uganda

    Uganda

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

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    4 projects

    840,000

    Children affected by conflict

    13,790

    Total Participants

     
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    The Netherlands

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

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    1 project

    6,985

    Children affected by conflict

    3,020

    Total Participants

     
  • Oorlog Soedan: hoe wij kinderen helpen met tabletonderwijs

    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

    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

    20,247

    Total Participants

     
  • Hoe reageert het kinderbrein op oorlog

    occupied Palestinian territories

    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

    17,104

    Total Participants

     
  • Lebanon1918x1080

    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

    21,844

    Total Participants

     
  • IKEA Jordanie

    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

    7,401

    Total Participants

     
  • IrakSafeSpace1918x1080-2

    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

    230

    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

    Enabling conflict-affected children to access vital educational opportunities

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    3 projects

    16,000,000

    Children affected by conflict

    3,040

    Total Participants

     
  • ColombiaCarrousel1

    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

    7,287

    Total Participants

     
  • Burundi meisje

    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

    51,000

    Total Participants

     
  • SriLanka1918x1080

    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

    87,230

    Total Participants

     

Our reach

In 2018 we met the urgent needs of 216,903 children and adults living with the effects of armed conflict.