Facts and figures

Some 200 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.

Our reach

In 2021, we met the needs of 648,477 children and adults - more than twice as much as 2020. You might be wondering: why is this number so high compared to last year? Since the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have had to adapt our very ways of working. This presented an opportunity to reach many more children through digital and remote innovations.

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.