Palestinian Youth Speak Out for a Better FutureJuly 31, 2020
Fundamental rights are under threat in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) as a result of Israel’s proposed annexation of large swathes of West Bank land. The views and concerns of children and youth have so far been ignored - which is why we teamed up with leading child rights organisations to give them a platform. Find out more.
Can't Wait to Learn Expands Research to Help Boost Global Education OutcomesJuly 27, 2020
Can’t Wait to Learn - the e-learning programme driven by War Child and coalition partners - is developing new research to help strengthen education systems and improve learning outcomes on a global scale. Find out more about our efforts to widen access to quality education for millions of children.
Uganda’s refugee children in urgent need of mental health supportJune 20, 2020
Life as a refugee or displaced child is notoriously dangerous and is a psychologically complex and often harrowing experience. With the growing number of children forced to leave their homes worldwide, the need for protection, education and global psychosocial support for displaced children is rapidly rising.
COVID-19 Response: Shielding The Most VulnerableJune 19, 2020
The coronavirus pandemic is now reaching communities already facing the impacts of violence and armed conflict. Through our emergency response War Child is taking every action to stop the spread of the virus and meet the needs of the most vulnerable children and communities. Learn more about our efforts as we enter the next phase.
Our Annual Report: Accelerating Our Response to the Mental Health CrisisJune 3, 2020
A record 149 million children and young people worldwide live with the direct effects of violence and armed conflict. The vast majority of them - an estimated 84 million children - experience significant psychological problems as a result of their exposure to this violent instability. Yet an estimated 95 per cent of these children receive no mental health support at all - due in part to a critical absence of humanitarian funding. We worked to bridge the gap in 2019 - and these efforts are laid out in our new Annual Report.
Adapting Shield to the New Reality in LebanonJune 2, 2020
In Lebanon the COVID-19 pandemic has required our programme teams to find new and innovative ways to deliver vital support to children across the country. The outbreak of the pandemic put a temporary halt to our integrated child protection programme Shield - until our teams developed a remote learning solution. Here’s how they did it…
Minds United for Mental Health: 10 Steps to Uphold Wellbeing Amid COVID-19May 28, 2020
The devastating physical impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is all too apparent. Yet the global mental health crisis emerging in the wake of the pandemic - and its effects on vulnerable children and their families - has so far received little attention. We brought together a panel of experts to explore potential actions to address the crisis. Here’s what they came up with…