South Sudan Floods Exacerbate The Impacts of ViolenceNov. 5, 2021
As the upper corridor of South Sudan is overwhelmed by floods, the words on everyone’s lips - here we go again. Climate change is not only subjecting children to hunger and distress, it’s also displacing thousands of families and compounding the impacts of violence. Find out how War Child is working to meet urgent needs.
Education at Breaking Point for Children in WarNov. 3, 2021
Violence does not only put children at risk of physical attacks and psychological trauma – it can also deprive them of the chance to determine their future. Often their schools are occupied, looted and destroyed. War Child is providing catch-up education to over 5,000 children in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Resuming Support for Children in AfghanistanOct. 27, 2021
Recent events and uncertainty have left some 18.4 million people across Afghanistan in urgent need of assistance - more than half of whom are children. We have now resumed our activities in Herat and Ghor in the west of the country - all with the aim to reach these children.
Call for Concrete Action in Wake of Mental Health SummitOct. 11, 2021
Despite putting the spotlight on this important topic, the global mental health summit fell short on expectations. Much more needs to be done to provide urgently needed psychosocial support to the 200 million children living with war.
“Mental Health Cannot Wait”Oct. 5, 2021
Every child has the right to a life free from distress. It’s as important to their wellbeing as food, water and shelter. Yet almost every nation is failing them - especially the children who need it most. This is the message Patrick Kumi (22) will take to a major mental health summit in Paris today. The same message he shared with us from his home in a refugee camp in Uganda...
“My Proposal for Peace.”Sept. 21, 2021
The number of armed conflicts around the world is at record high. While adults sit around the table searching for solutions, children are taking matters into their own hands. Children like Maria, Andrea, Dante and others from our Peace Circus project in Colombia…
"Food, Water and Shelter Can Only Go So Far”Aug. 19, 2021
One in five children living in a conflict zone will need some sort of psychological support in their lifetime. Yet, due to a myriad of factors - including lack of services and available funding - most don’t receive the support they need. On World Humanitarian Day, we pay tribute to the aid workers who are working tirelessly to fill this gap.