Using Science to Reduce the Psychological Suffering of Children in WarJan. 10, 2022
Scientific evidence is key to any researcher. It’s particularly important when your mission is to reduce the psychological suffering of children in war. Through his new position as Professor of Child and Adolescent Global Mental Health at King’s College London, Mark Jordans is determined to take this one step further.
Testing Times: Online Learning Appraisal Gets ‘Thumbs Up’Dec. 28, 2021
Teachers, caregivers, and children have given a new online learning assessment tool the ‘thumbs up’. The Gamified Learning Measuring Tool, developed and tested by War Child, the Humanitarian Education Accelerator and New York University TIES, measures children’s learning abilities in maths and reading as well as their social and emotional learning skills.
DR Congo Youth Use Work to Carve Out an Alternative to ViolenceDec. 21, 2021
Chronic poverty and lack of education is driving thousands of young people in Eastern DR Congo into the clutches of armed groups and rebel forces. By supporting youth to find work and get their business ideas off the ground, War Child is working to turn this around.
Rapid Expansion of Psychosocial Support to Children in WarDec. 14, 2021
Play is an important way for children to heal from war. It supports them to relieve stress and tension, process their experiences and, most importantly, get back to being children. That’s why we are scaling our movement-based psychosocial support intervention TeamUp - with plans to reach 340,000 children in 22 countries by the close of 2022.
Marco Borsato Resigns as War Child AmbassadorDec. 14, 2021
Paving The Way for Colombia’s Young Human Rights DefendersDec. 10, 2021
Despite recent celebrations to mark the fifth anniversary of one of the world’s most sophisticated peace agreements, violence lingers across Colombia. Increasingly exposed to assaults by armed groups, indigenous communities are particularly vulnerable. Find out how War Child is paving the way for a new generation of human rights defenders.
Number of Children in War Reaches New HighDec. 1, 2021
The number of children living in active war zones has risen by 20 per cent to total nearly 200 million children - the highest number in over a decade. In the midst of COVID-19 and climate-related disaster, War Child’s work has never been more important.