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Michaela DePrince is the new ambassadeur of War Child
This afternoon Marco Borsato announced that Michaela DePrince (21) will be his new colleague at the War Child ambassador team. Michaela is a Sierra Leonean-American ballet dancer and has been dancing for the Dutch National Ballet since 2013. “War Child is incredibly proud to have Michaela as a new ambassador”, said Marco.

Tjipke Bergsma to succeed Bernard Uyttendaele as War Child Managing Director
Bernard Uyttendaele, Managing Director of War Child Holland, will hand over the leadership of the organisation as of 1 September 2015. He will be succeeded by Tjipke Bergsma, currently the Regional Director Americas for Plan International. 
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Room No.4 - Photo exhibition: The reality of detained Palestinian children in East Jerusalem
On the International Day of Peace, 21th of September, there will be the opening of the photo exhibition "Room No.4" in the Domkerk in Utrecht, at 2:00 pm. The pictures in the exhibition illustrate the reality of detained Palestinian children in East Jerusalem.  
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IKEA foundation supports War Child project in South Sudan
Plagued by civil war for decades, South Sudan will mark the start of its third year of independence on Wednesday, July 9. The renewed violence in December 2013, however, highlighted the fragility of the world’s youngest state. Children are confronted daily with the consequences of conflict and violence, and are vulnerable to exploitation and abuse. Schools have largely been destroyed, severely limiting children’s access to education. With support from the IKEA Foundation, War Child is creating Safe Spaces where children and young people in South Sudan can play, learn to read and write, and access vocational training.
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Desperate Syrians struggle to survive amid inadequate international aid
Millions of Syrians forced to flee their homes because of the violent conflict engulfing their country are without sufficient food, shelter and lifesaving medical care as international donors fail to meet UN funding appeals, 14 humanitarian organizations warned today. The agencies, all members of the Syria International NGO Forum (SIRF), urge heads of state meeting in New York this week for the United Nations General Assembly to urgently increase financial support to meet immediate and long-term needs of Syrians.
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How can we best support children affected by war to move on with their lives?
Kampala, 9th of September 2013 - From September 25-27 in Kampala, Uganda, War Child Holland and the Centre for Children in Vulnerable Situations will host an international conference on the reintegration and recovery of children and young people affected by armed conflict. The purpose of the conference will be to generate a set of minimum standards to improve the quality of reintegration programming across the development and recovery sectors.
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Still no peace for children in eastern DRC 
With the special UN Intervention Brigade starting patrols this month, War Child calls on the UN to ensure that the new force prioritises the protection of children and assist with the release of child soldiers associated with armed groups operating in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). In an updated briefing paper the organisation also states that it is essential that all members of the Intervention Brigade receive high-level training in child protection prior to their deployment. The soldiers will encounter cases of rape, recruitment and neglect, and must be able to handle these situations appropriately.
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No end in sight in Syria: New reports of the massive rights violations faced by children

War Child hears about the child rights violations happening in Syria directly from children  participating in our programmes in Lebanon. This week, a new UN report  reconfirmed what we already know: Children’s rights are being violated on a massive scale. Children are being killed, injured, abducted, arrested, tortured, and denied basic services and education on a daily basis. Let’s not wait for the next report before taking action.
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