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.
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.
Developing STRETCH and Understanding StigmatisationOct. 16, 2020
War Child undertook a qualitative study with adolescents and adults in the Democratic Republic of the Congo to learn about processes and drivers of stigmatisation. These efforts towards a common stigma reduction approach have been outlined in a new academic paper. Read more for an overview.
New Moves to Uphold Children’s Wellbeing in BurundiOct. 12, 2020
Burundi is seeing a growing number of COVID-19 cases - posing a major risk to both children’s wellbeing and education. Efforts to combat the spread of the pandemic have been successful - but thousands of children remain displaced amid widespread poverty. Find out how we’ve reached some 45,000 people with direct support and information.
Urgent Action to Provide Food Parcels in LebanonOct. 6, 2020
Lebanon remains in the grip of an economic crisis. Typical monthly food costs have more than doubled over the past six months - and vital services have been heavily disrupted in the wake of the Beirut explosions. Find out how War Child is working with local organisations to bridge gaps and meet both the urgent and enduring needs of children and caregivers.
Back to the Future: Finding My Voice in LockdownOct. 1, 2020
Learning in the midst of lockdown is a challenge for refugee children in Lebanon - particularly those with special educational needs. Find out how War Child is working with other leading NGOs to meet the urgent learning needs of all children through the Back to the Future project.