Report Reveals COVID-19 Impact on Young MindsApril 28, 2021
Before COVID-19, an estimated 1 in 5 children living in conflict-affected areas were in urgent need of mental health care. Now, this figure has more than tripled for children fleeing war and violence.
Fostering wellbeing through education in Northeast SyriaMarch 29, 2021
Six million children inside Syria’s borders are living in the midst of one of the worst humanitarian crisis situations in the world. Grave violations of children’s rights - including killing, maiming and recruitment into armed groups – are too frequent an occurrence. And the coronavirus pandemic is exacerbating the risks that Syria’s children face.
A Decade of Despair: Time to End Syria's SufferingMarch 15, 2021
This week marks ten long years of humanitarian catastrophe in Syria. Amid this grim milestone, the violence and indiscriminate attacks against children, families and communities continue unabated. More people in Syria than ever before currently lack clean water and don’t know when they will have their next meal. War Child is joining international calls for urgent diplomatic and humanitarian action.
Children in conflict in urgent need of free and equal access to COVID-19 vaccinesMarch 11, 2021
Since COVID-19 was declared a pandemic a year ago, we’ve seen its catastrophic impact on billions of children’s lives – including their mental health. Find out how War Child is taking a stand against pharmaceutical firms and governments that are blocking children’s equitable and free access to the COVID-19 vaccine.
Renewed hope for Ugandan pupils caught up in corona and conflict crisesMarch 9, 2021
When humanitarian crises strike, children are amongst the hardest hit. And when it impacts on their education, it can mean long-term and irreversible effects on their development, wellbeing and their future. Find out how Can’t Wait to Learn, our digital-based education programme is bringing renewed hope and confidence to crisis affected children in Uganda and how scaling it up across the country could benefit many more.
How digital innovations are supporting Burundi’s children – the silent victims of the COVID 19 pandemicMarch 8, 2021
Children are invariably the silent victims of humanitarian crises. The COVID-19 crisis in Burundi is proving to be no different, with millions of children and young people needing urgent support with matters of the mind, protection and education. Addressing these can make a lasting difference in their lives. Find out how War Child is working with children, youths, community groups, technicians and education departments to develop, test and launch new solutions so no child is left behind.
Why conflict-affected children must have free and fair access to the COVID-19 vaccine - nowMarch 1, 2021
In addition to the staggering loss of lives, the COVID-19 pandemic is creating a catastrophic social, educational and mental health crisis for conflict-affected children. Find out how ensuring urgent, equitable access to the COVID-19 vaccine can halt the creation of a lost generation of children - and how War Child is taking a stand against this massive injustice.