Our mission

We believe no child should be part of war. Ever.

We are War Child

War Child works exclusively to improve the resilience and wellbeing of children living with violence and armed conflict. We empower children in everything we do. We work to unleash their inner strength through our creative and engaging approach.

We deliver vital child protection, education and psychosocial support. We are present in countries where violence and armed conflict are a fact of life. We work together with caregivers and communities - as well as other NGOs - to strengthen the resilience and psychosocial wellbeing of conflict-affected children.

“We believe in the strength of children."
Tjipke Bergsma, managing director War Child Holland
Meisje dat mee doet aan onze projecten in Colombia

Colombian girl that participates in our programmes

Photo: Marco van Hal

A lasting impact for conflict-affected children

We undertake research and development to demonstrate the effectiveness of all our interventions. Our goal is that every one of our programmes will be backed by rigorous evidence. Our in-house R&D team is also working to develop proven intervention models that can be adopted by partner organisations and other NGOs around the world. This will allow us to reach millions more children affected by violence and armed conflict.

Everything we do has a lasting impact and helps children build a better future - both for themselves and their communities.

Because no child should be part of war. Ever.