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  • War Child: Peace in Colombia not yet in sight

    07 October 2017 - War Child regards the award of the Nobel Peace Prize to President Juan Manuel Santos as a vital measure towards achieving peace in Colombia. The success of the peace dialogues is extremely important. War Child is confronted daily with the violence in which millions of children grow up. The Nobel Peace Prize is the result of many years of peace negotiations between the Colombian government and the FARC. War Child welcomes recent developments but adds that these are merely some of the many steps that have to be taken.

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  • Don’t abandon the children of South Sudan

    11 July 2017 - War Child has voiced concern about the escalating violence in South Sudan, particularly around the country’s capital Juba. Any potential civil war will have catastrophic consequences for the country that has only been in existence for less than five years. Any conflict in South Sudan will affect millions of children.

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  • World Refugee Day

    20 June 2017 - Today, on World Refugee Day, War Child calls attention to the plight of millions of children worldwide forced to flee violence and armed conflict.

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  • Jij&Ik Generates Massive Response

    14 June 2017 - War Child can support an addition 4,378 children and young people in 2017 - thanks to the massive response generated by our annual TV special ‘Jij&Ik’. Relive the best moments here…

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  • PM Rutte visits NGO football project in Beirut

    03 May 2017 - Prime Minister of the Netherlands Mark Rutte and Lilianne Ploumen, the nation's Minister for Foreign Trade and Development, today visited the SaHA project in the Lebanese capital Beirut. The SaHA project sees War Child work in partnership with Right To Play and Dutch football federation the KNVB. The project uses football as a platform to harness the participation of children and young people in designing their own activities and events to improve their communities.

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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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  • Dutch Politicians Receive Refugee ‘Moving Boxes’

    20 February 2017 - Monday 20 February will see politicians from the eight largest political parties in the Netherlands each receive a ‘moving box’ from the organisation ‘Kind in azc’ (Child in Asylum Seeker Centre). The moving boxes contain reports and advice notes addressing the issue of child refugees being forced to move locations during their asylum procedures in the Netherlands.

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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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