Rapid Expansion of Psychosocial Support to Children in WarDec. 14, 2021
Play is an important way for children to heal from war. It supports them to relieve stress and tension, process their experiences and, most importantly, get back to being children. That’s why we are scaling our movement-based psychosocial support intervention TeamUp - with plans to reach 340,000 children in 22 countries by the close of 2022.
Marco Borsato Resigns as War Child AmbassadorDec. 14, 2021
Paving The Way for Colombia’s Young Human Rights DefendersDec. 10, 2021
Despite recent celebrations to mark the fifth anniversary of one of the world’s most sophisticated peace agreements, violence lingers across Colombia. Increasingly exposed to assaults by armed groups, indigenous communities are particularly vulnerable. Find out how War Child is paving the way for a new generation of human rights defenders.
Number of Children in War Reaches New HighDec. 1, 2021
The number of children living in active war zones has risen by 20 per cent to total nearly 200 million children - the highest number in over a decade. In the midst of COVID-19 and climate-related disaster, War Child’s work has never been more important.
Refugee Girls Report ‘Torture’ of Early Pregnancy Due to COVID School ClosuresNov. 25, 2021
COVID-19 related lockdowns and school closures have denied a safe space to thousands of young women around the globe. A survey conducted among out-of-school girls in refugee settlements in Uganda showed a 22.5% increase in teenage pregnancies compared to last year.
New Partnership to Reach More Children in NeedNov. 17, 2021
War Child has announced a new partnership with ChildFund International. The two organisations will combine forces in their mutual goal to reach and protect more children affected by conflict, disaster and displacement.
War Child Continues Collaboration With Palestinian Civil SocietyNov. 10, 2021
Six prominent Palestinian organisations, known for their human rights and social work, have been designated as terrorists by Israel. Our long-standing partner Defence for Children International – Palestine is one of them. War Child is continuing to work with Palestinian civil society to support children affected by the conflict.