Denying mental health care to children is a violation of their human rightsDec. 10, 2020
The COVID-19 crisis is providing a stark reminder of the inextricable link between our physical and mental health. Both are fundamental human rights protected by international treaties – yet mental health is by far the more underfunded and violated right.
South Sudan Floods Pose New Threats to Children and FamiliesNov. 9, 2020
Unprecedented torrential rains in South Sudan have submerged large parts of the country - placing more than 900,000 people at risk of hunger, waterborne diseases and psychological distress. The impact on children has been particularly acute. Find out how War Child is working to respond to urgent needs.
Beirut Blasts: Three Months OnNov. 4, 2020
Lebanon’s capital Beirut remains in the grip of a humanitarian crisis - three months on from the devastating explosions that rocked the city. An economic collapse has seen millions of families still without adequate food and shelter - and the COVID-19 pandemic remains a serious concern. We are working to meet emergency needs and shield children from harm.
Play and movement – key to better school performance for refugee childrenOct. 26, 2020
Children new to The Netherlands perform markedly better at school if their social-emotional well-being is given priority, a new evaluation report has found. The report, a collaboration between War Child, Save the Children and UNICEF Netherlands, looks at how TeamUp activities improve children’s well-being. The organisations consider it important that more attention is paid to socio-emotional learning within newcomer education.
War Child and partners expand research activities to boost education quality and accessOct. 26, 2020
In the current climate of increasingly protracted crises and forced displacement, there is growing demand for evidence-based, scalable education programmes. Can't Wait to Learn - the War Child-led education-technology programme - is one example. New research is set to support its efforts to ensure equitable access to quality education. Find out more.
Rebuilding Family Wellbeing through EducationOct. 22, 2020
War Child and our partners not only work to uphold the fundamental needs of children and youth - we also support the important adults in children's lives. Adults like Nader - a widower who found a way to reconnect with his two young sons through our Back to the Future programme. This is their story…
Children: The hidden victims of COVID-19Oct. 20, 2020
A major new initiative by War Child and World Vision Australia will explore the impact of the COVID-19 on the mental health and psychosocial wellbeing of children affected by armed conflict.