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  • Crisis in Mocoa

    04 April 2017 - The Colombian city of Mocoa is in a state of emergency following this week’s landslides. Entire neighbourhoods are buried under mud. The death toll is rising rapidly and hundreds of people are still missing. War Child will act to provide immediate psychosocial support to the children and families affected once the area is accessible.

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  • Google.org supports War Child e-learning programme for children affected by war

    21 March 2017 - War Child and partners’ innovative teaching method Can’t Wait to Learn (CWTL) will receive as much as $2.5 million from Google.org. Can’t Wait to Learn is one of nine education projects selected from all over the world that will today receive a contribution from Google.org.

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  • Act Now to Free Children from Violence and Trauma

    16 February 2017 - War Child will launch a national petition to mark the International Day against the Use of Child Soldiers on February 12. There are 250 million children living in conflict-affected areas worldwide. One out of every ten soldiers is a child soldier - and children are increasingly being used as instruments of war in armed conflicts. We believe this has to stop…

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  • TeamUp stars at Goed Geld Gala

    08 February 2017 - TeamUp - our project for refugee children in the Netherlands - received a massive €2.5 million award at this week’s Goed Geld Gala in Amsterdam. Find out how the project will continue to make a difference to hundreds of children across the Netherlands…

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  • WAR CHILD HOLLAND JOINS REFUGEES CONSORTIUM

    26 January 2017 - STRENGTHS is a new initiative that sees fifteen organisations from across Europe and the Middle East come together to respond to the current refugee crisis. The project aims to develop effective responses to the mental health needs of refugees - and War Child Holland is set to play a key role…

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  • War Child joins IKEA Good Cause Campaign

    15 November 2016 - War Child is one of six leading children’s rights organisations taking part in this year’s IKEA Good Cause Campaign. ‘Let’s Play for Change’ will see the IKEA Foundation support the fundamental right to play for children through activities in IKEA stores across the world

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  • ‘War Torn’ - Resilience and Healing in the Face of Armed Conflict

    07 November 2016 - This month sees the publication of a new book that examines the emotional consequences of being forced to live in the midst of armed conflict. 'War Torn: Stories of Courage, Love and Resilience' sees clinical psychologist and War Child Senior Psychosocial Advisor Ken Miller draw on his experiences in the field to create a portrait of war that is both troubling yet ultimately inspiring

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  • Can't Wait To Learn selected for Humanitarian Education Accelerator

    29 September 2016 - Our innovative education programme for children in conflict, Can’t Wait to Learn (CWTL), is 1 out of 3 projects worldwide chosen to join the Humanitarian Education Accelerator programme (HEA), led by UNICEF, UNHCR and DFID.

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  • War Child calls for renewed focus on parties that violate children's rights in armed conflict

    02 August 2016 - The United Nations will this week debate the worsening fate of children involved in armed conflict. To coincide with the meeting, War Child calls for renewed action against parties that commit violations against children during conflict.

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  • Join us for a special live TV event - ‘Jij&Ik’

    16 June 2016 - Children, parents and international artists - including Marco Borsato, Matt Simons and Esmee Denters - to sing during live War Child TV broadcast.

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  • Listening to Children’s Voices from Conflict Areas

    27 May 2016 - A special event hosted by War Child and the Universal Education Foundation in Amsterdam’s iconic Anne Frank House museum last night (May 26) saw representatives of foundations from across Europe come together. Attendees heard some very special stories from people who have experienced first-hand the horror of growing up in conflict - including rising star of Dutch fashion Omar Munie.

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