Children's Stories of Resilience
Children's stories of resilience
Majed (8) in Gaza is Baking Bread for Survival
Majed (8) is calm and focused as he bakes bread in a makeshift tent in the south of the Gaza Strip. Despite growing up under blockade; repeatedly exposed to violence, nothing could have prepared him for this desperate existence.
Rami (10) is Growing Up Under the Gaza Blockade
Gaza – perceived as the world’s largest open-air jail - is home to 1.8 million people, two thirds of whom are under 25 years old. Robbed of their future, children remain at the mercy of life under blockade. Children like Rami and his brothers...
For Mado (8) from DR Congo, music and play have been her saviour
When rebels invaded the city of Goma, taking her father hostage, Mado's world turned upside down. In our safe space across the border in Uganda, she is using music and play to overcome her nightmares and, slowly but surely, dream again.
Laila (15) from Gaza is Using Social Media to Defend Children's Rights
Laila (15) is used to the fragility of life in the Gaza Strip. Yet, that familiar feeling of being awoken in the early hours by the sound of an approaching airstrike hasn't gotten any easier. Laila would revisit years of fear and violence as she fled her apartment block just minutes before the explosion - her youngest sister in her arms.
Haneen (9) is Stepping Out from the Shadow of Fear
The recent earthquakes in northern Syria turned nine-year-old Haneen's life completely upside down. Along with her family, she had to seek shelter elsewhere because their own house was on the verge of collapse. They were terrified. Eventually, the family found a cold and improvised tent. However, as time passed, Haneen's story transformed from one of fear and adversity into a tale of resilience and growth.
Alex (7) is Building a Paper Army To Defend His People From Attack
Teacher, actor, doctor, astronaut - what does Alex (7) want to be when he grows up? “I want to be a soldier”, he says. “Then, we can win our land back.”
From Ukraine to Moldova - This is Ihor's (15) Story of Resilience
When the war in Ukraine reached his hometown, Ihor (15) and his family packed their bags and fled. Days later, they would arrive in a small village in neighbouring Moldova. As War Child and other humanitarian organisations prepare to move in, the local community has banded together to support families. An escape from reality, Ihor spends his days playing Fortnite on the Playstation. This is his story.
Platon (6) Fled With His Family From Kyiv, Ukraine
“We heard a loud boom and suddenly we all had to get in the car very quickly. After two days in a traffic jam, we got out and walked.” Six-year-old Platon fled the war in Kyiv with his brother, sister and parents. Now, the family are seeking shelter in an empty guesthouse in Romania. This is Platon’s story.