TeamUp Shortlisted for Prestigious Laureus World Sports AwardFeb. 20, 2023
TeamUp, a play and movement-based intervention by War Child, Save the Children and UNICEF Netherlands, has been shortlisted for the 2023 Laureus Sport for Good Award. The prestigious award celebrates social initiatives which have made a significant contribution to transforming the lives of children and youth through sport.
“Rapid Response Urgently Needed to Support Vulnerable Children in Syria”Feb. 17, 2023
As the leading charity for children affected by conflict, War Child is calling for a rapid and significant scale-up of the humanitarian response to earthquake survivors – particularly children - in north-west Syria.
War Child Launches Rapid Response to Earthquake in Syria and TürkiyeFeb. 9, 2023
In the wake of the 7.8 magnitude earthquake which has torn across north-west Syria and Türkiye, War Child has mobilised a rapid response to meet the critical needs of children and their families now living in the devastating aftermath.
"Education is Vital to Children’s Psychosocial Development"Jan. 24, 2023
Today, more than 48.5 million children are out of school as a result of armed conflict. Denied their right to an education, these children also come up against a range of social and mental health problems. War Child’s Can’t Wait to Learn innovation addresses this dual emergency.
Number of Children in War Continues to ClimbDec. 19, 2022
The number of children living in high-intensity conflict zones has risen by nearly 10 per cent to total 230 million children. With this figure expected to increase dramatically as a result of the Ukraine war, our commitment to children affected by armed conflict has never been greater.
Education App Offers an Escape for Children in Ukraine’s Bomb SheltersOct. 12, 2022
As a wave of missiles and rockets descended on Ukraine on Monday, thousands of children and families sought shelter underground reliving the horror they experienced back in February. Despite this desperate picture, a sense of calm and composure is radiating from the subways and bomb shelters - captured best by children playing educational games on mobile and tablet devices.
Former Child of War: “Mental Health is Still the Priority”Oct. 10, 2022
It’s that time of year again - a time when practitioners, policy makers and general society come together to accelerate awareness around mental health. Despite tokenistic progress, less than 2% of global health care budgets are assigned to psychological support. “It’s frustrating because I have seen the effect that this support can have on the ground”, says Ocen Daniel, our Team Lead in Uganda and former child of war.