War Child calls for Action to Meet Emergency Mental Health NeedsOct. 9, 2019
War Child has presented a petition with over 20,000 signatures calling for increased resources to be directed towards humanitarian mental health responses. The petition was passed to Sigrid Kaag - Netherlands International Development Minister - during this week’s International Conference on MHPSS in Crisis Situations.
How we supported 8,000 Burundian children to go back to schoolOct. 1, 2019
War Child has come together with child protection committees and local authorities in Burundi to bring out-of-school children back into education. These efforts have seen nearly 8,000 children reclaim their right to learn. Read on to find out how we did it...
Peace Sessions: Putting Psychosocial support to the foreSept. 24, 2019
War Child held the second edition of our ‘Peace Sessions - Expert’ event in The Hague this week - a unique opportunity to gain specialist knowledge on the impact of war on children. A number of key recommendations were generated at the event - which we will present at the International Conference on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Crisis Situations, held in Amsterdam next month…
Working to Meet Global Challenges in EducationJuly 29, 2019
Experts from the humanitarian and academic sectors will come together in Barcelona this week for a major conference. The APPAM ‘Public Policy in an Era of Rapid Change’ event will address policy solutions to meet new and emerging global challenges - and War Child will be there.
World Refugee Day - A Brighter Future For Refugee Children in LebanonJune 20, 2019
To mark World Refugee Day we present LOST - a new MFA-funded project that sees War Child work with Nuffic - the Dutch organisation for internationalisation in education. This special project is handing teachers the tools to improve the prospects and integration of refugee youth in Lebanon.
EU provides €1.1 million for psychosocial support for vulnerable DR Congolese refugeesJune 12, 2019
The European Union is providing €1.1 million to provide critical and urgent psychosocial support to 10,000 DR Congolese refugees in refugee camps in western Uganda – 6,000 of whom are children.
Games for Change nominates Can’t Wait to LearnJune 5, 2019
The annual Games For Change festival celebrates technological innovations that contribute to social good. The festival takes place this month in New York - and our transformative education programme Can’t Wait to Learn is nominated for two major awards.
Our #DrawTheLine CampaignMay 20, 2019
War marks children for life. But with the right psychosocial support, it doesn’t have to. 84 million children urgently need this support.
New Edition Martin Garrix for War ChildMay 3, 2019
Martin Garrix will again spring into action for War Child with a concert at Paradiso Amsterdam. The concert will be entirely for the benefit of our work for children affected by war, Garrix announced on the Qmusic morning show today.
War Child Issues Collaboration CallApril 29, 2019
Innovation is at the core of War Child’s activities in the field of Research and Development. That's why we're looking to collaborate with expert organisations, companies and practitioners for the continued development of three new interventions. Do you or your company have expertise to help push these trajectories forward? Find out how you can get involved...
Sri Lanka: how to move on?April 25, 2019
Sri Lanka was hit by a devastating series of terrorist attacks last weekend in which at least 250 people – 45 of them children - lost their lives and over 500 were injured. In the midst of grief, chaos and destruction, War Child is wasting no time to examine what it can do in the short-term to support those directly affected.
Defending the right to live in safetyApril 11, 2019
Child rights in the occupied Palestinian territories have come under increasingly violent assault in the wake of protests at Gaza’s border. We work to safeguard the legal rights of children and provide vital psychological support - both on the ground and internationally. Find out more about these efforts.
“Why can’t I just be a simple girl who goes to school without the sound of bombing?”April 10, 2019
ACT to Protect - a UN campaign in support of children affected by armed conflict - launches today at the European Parliament in Brussels. The launch event will see Heba (22) - Syrian refugee and former War Child volunteer - share her powerful story of living in the midst of war. Read more about her efforts to support other children experiencing armed conflict…
How we support Venezuelan children seeking refuge in ColombiaMarch 9, 2019
The political and economic crisis in Venezuela has already driven over three million people into neighbouring states in search of safety. Some 1.7 million people have fled to Colombia. Read on to see how War Child is helping them deal with their experiences….
Prestigious UNESCO-prize awarded to our education programme with tabletsFeb. 26, 2019
Can't Wait to Learn, our innovative programme providing education to children affected by conflict, was awarded a prestigious prize by UNESCO. The programme teaches children how to read, write and count by playing educational games on tablet devices. Read more on how we support children to reclaim their right to learn...
What pushes children to become soldiers?Feb. 12, 2019
Outbreaks of armed violence frequently go together with the recruitment of child soldiers. It is often assumed that children are solely enlisted by force into armed groups - but do other factors play a role? We ask Mark Jordans, War Child director of Research & Development.
"Violence is almost inevitable - and children face the greatest risk."Dec. 20, 2018
Elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo were due to take place this Sunday - and tension has increased still further following the announcement that the poll is cancelled indefinitely. The country’s children are particularly exposed to the threat of violence - as our local education advisor Jean Kabisa explains...
War Child shortlisted for innovation awardSept. 20, 2018
The Spindle Awards celebrate humanitarian innovation - and this year War Child is proud to be nominated for the Best Innovation for Development Award. We are shortlisted for our new tool that could increase access to mental health care for millions of children worldwide.