Our Annual Report: Innovation in Times of CrisisJune 15, 2021
The coronavirus pandemic has left no-one untouched. Yet, the fallouts are particularly acute in the countries where War Child is present. Children have become more exposed to a number of grave threats to their safety - in particular physical violence and COVID-19 transmission. The psychological burden they carry is immense and often overlooked in emergency settings. Across 2020, we explored new and innovative ways to meet these challenges head on.
Displaced and Returned: The Silent Crisis Facing Children in Eastern DR CongoJune 6, 2021
Over 27,000 children - including hundreds of babies as young as three months - are facing lasting distress and danger after fleeing a surge of armed conflict in South Kivu, eastern DR Congo recently. With all eyes on the volcanic eruption and resulting humanitarian crisis in Goma, the alarming reality facing these children remains largely unknown. Find out how War Child is working with local partners to support their psychosocial recovery.
War Child Partners with Beirut Hub to Revive Music SceneMay 28, 2021
The music of Lebanon has a long and evocative history. It’s capital city, Beirut, has become a center point for everything from post-war jazz to alternative rock - carving out a unique and unstoppable music scene led by young talent. Everything changed when COVID-19 arrived, followed by the 4 August explosions. We have joined forces with local music hub Onomatopoeia to restore the scene to its former glory.
Meet Ramin Shahzamani - New CEO of War ChildMay 25, 2021
War Child's Supervisory Board has appointed Ramin Shahzamani as our new CEO. Ramin brings with him years of experience in international cooperation and frontline field work. No stranger to the organisation, or the challenges ahead, he is expertly placed to accelerate our mission in support of the world's conflict-affected children.
Gaza: "No Peace for Children"May 21, 2021
The violence may have ceased between Israel and militants in Gaza, but the war in children's minds has only just begun. Through mobile teams, War Child is primed to deliver psychological first aid to traumatised children and families. To reach these children, we demand unhindered humanitarian access.
War Child Calls to End Violence In East Jerusalem and GazaMay 12, 2021
Over the past week, eleven Palestinian children have been killed, at least 29 injured, and eight arrested in East Jerusalem, the West Bank and Gaza. The situation remains tense with further escalations in violence unfolding by the hour. War Child calls on all parties to de-escalate and end violence against children.
Colombia Unrest: “Art and Dance as a Calm in the Storm”May 12, 2021
On 28 April, tens of thousands of Colombians took to the streets in protest against a controversial tax reform. Only a few weeks later, the country has descended into violence, with youth bearing the brunt of a surge in unrest and deadly clashes between police and civilians. War Child is on the ground exploring safe and creative ways to promote peace and protect children, as our project coordinator Tomas Lion explains...