Education and Wellbeing under Threat in the West BankFeb. 11, 2021
Every child has the right to go to school. Yet in the occupied Palestinian territory - particularly in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic - claiming that right is never easy. And the negative effects of the many barriers to learning make themselves felt in many ways.
Keeping Education Open in the Midst of CrisisJan. 24, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic has led to the largest disruption of education systems in history. And the world’s 200 million children living with the effects of violence and armed conflict have been among the hardest hit. War Child has rolled out innovations to reach these children - overcoming the effects of lockdowns and school closures.
Can't Wait To Learn: boosting education outcomesJan. 12, 2021
Some 59 million children of primary school age affected by armed conflict have no access to education - and innovations are urgently required to bridge this learning gap. Our digital education programme Can't Wait to Learn is designed to meet this challenge. A scientific study shows that it has led to significant improvements in both literacy and numeracy.
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.