Our Work Around the World in 2019Feb. 4, 2020
Thanks to your support, War Child made significant progress last year in our mission to improve the resilience and wellbeing of children living with violence and armed conflict. From individual successes to the roll out of international programmes, we present our key achievements during 2019...
International Day of Education – A right for all childrenJan. 24, 2020
Today more than 32 million children and youth are out of school as a result of armed conflict. These children are not only denied the right to education but often suffer from mental health and psychosocial issues such as post-traumatic stress disorder, depression and anxiety. War Child's Can't Wait to Learn programme addresses this education emergency.
War Child developing new play methods in Eastern AfricaDec. 10, 2019
War Child is helping to develop new methods of learning through play for children affected by armed violence in East Africa. There are as many as three million refugees in the region, often spending a decade or more of their lives away from their homes, which means a generation of children is deprived of education and a childhood.
Vivianne Miedema new War Child ambassadorDec. 3, 2019
Vivianne Miedema is War Child’s newest ambassador. The striker for Arsenal and the Netherlands women’s national football team will commit to support children affected by violence and armed conflict, by, among other things, taking the lead in our sports fundraising activities.
New approach to tackle the crisis in mental healthNov. 21, 2019
Professor Mark Jordans - War Child head of Research and Development - argues for a new approach to meet the urgent mental health needs of children living in the midst of war. In our latest video he shares his vision to mark the inauguration of the War Child Holland academic chair.
Child Rights: the core of our workNov. 20, 2019
Today marks the 30 year anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child - a ground-breaking international agreement guiding the protection of children’s rights worldwide. The Convention forms the core of War Child’s work to uphold the fundamental rights of children.
Closing the education gap for Syria’s refugee childrenNov. 14, 2019
More than 630,000 Syrian children now live as refugees in Lebanon - the majority of whom face significant barriers to accessing education. War Child is working with partners to help close this education gap through the Shield project. Watch our latest video to find out more.
TeamUp's efforts to meet the needs of Venezuela's child refugeesNov. 11, 2019
Venezuela has been in the grip of an economic crisis for the past four years - a crisis that has seen some four million people leave its borders in search of a better life. Only Syria has seen more of its citizens leave to live as refugees in neighbouring states - and Venezuela’s crisis shows no sign of ending soon.
A New Care Solution for Children Living With WarNov. 8, 2019
Some 84 million children worldwide experience psychological and social problems as a result of war and violence. Yet for 95 to 99% of these children there is no mental health support available at all - resulting in lifelong problems. War Child’s Mark Jordans will outline a potential solution to address this urgent situation next week in a major new speech…
Call 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: €1.1 million for psychosocial support to DR CongoJune 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.
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.
“Can I just go to school without bombing sounds?”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 for 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.