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.