Little girl looking out of the window of the bus taking her to the safe zone.

Children in crisis

Around the world, thousands of children are living through terrifying conflicts. Please donate today, to help frightened and vulnerable children caught up in crisis in Ukraine, Yemen, Afghanistan and other war zones around the world.

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1 in every 6 children in the world are affected by armed conflict

Children living in war torn countries face unimaginable futures. Many are torn from home and stranded at borders, without help, food, water, or knowing when they'll next reach a safe place to call home. Our teams are working around the clock in places like Ukraine, Yemen, and Afghanistan to get children the life-saving aid and psychological care they need, fast. But we can’t do it without you. Your donation will be a lifeline for children living through conflict around the world. Donate now
Little girl in Yemen plays on equipment outside a child-friendly space.

About War Child

At War Child, we are driven by a single goal – ensuring a safe future for every child living through war.

We work to protect, educate and stand up for the rights of children living through conflict and go to the hardest to reach places to support those who are hardest hit. We aim to be there for children who need us most, when they need us most.

We will never give up on children living through conflict.

Who we are
Platon sits on a rucksack and stares out of the window.
We had to walk to the border and it took a very long time,” says six-year-old Platon, who was forced to flee Kyiv with his family because of the ongoing invasion. “I got very, very cold so put on dad's coat - it almost reached the ground.
Platon, Ukraine. Read more stories

Where we work

We deliver our vital work in five countries across Africa, Asia and the Middle East to protect, educate and stand up for the rights of children in war. 

Get involved

Music, Gaming, Shop. There are lots of ways you can ensure a safer future for children living through war, get involved in some of them here.
Music Olivia Dean performs at War Child's Day Of The Girl Event in 2021 supported by YouTube Music.
Music

Join us at a gig, buy a record, partner with us

For over 25 years we have been working with artists, labels and the music industry to release records and put on unforgettable shows. With event series such as BRITs Week and Day Of The Girl, to new music initiatives including War Child Records and The Right To Dance, there’s something for everyone to get involved with.

Gaming Gamers cheer as they play football gaming tournament for War Child.
Gaming

Partner with us, stream, play

We have been working with the gaming community for over 15 years to raise money for our life-changing programmes. From buying and playing games to becoming one of our gaming partners, find out how you can help to protect children affected by conflict.

Shop Kate Moss wears War Child's Peace & Love T-Shirt made in collaboration with designer Bella Freud.
Shop

Shop exclusive gifts and experiences

We have teamed up with our friends from the creative industries to offer an array of products, including bespoke homeware and limited-edition prints, as well as the opportunity to buy virtual gifts and one-of-a-kind experiences. Every purchase on Shop for Good will go towards ensuring that we can be there for children whose lives have been torn apart by war. 

Latest News

Read the latest news from War Child and the stories of the children and communities we support around the world. View all
Children playing on the swings.

World Refugee Week

This World Refugee Week, we’re celebrating the incredibly brave children who are healing after being forced to leave their homes due to conflict.

Conrad Shawcross, Study for the Patterns of Absence; Ukraine 11, 2022

Leading British artist Conrad Shawcross creates new work for Ukraine

Conrad Shawcross has made a new work which will be sold for the benefit of War Child. His signed print the Study for the Patterns of Absence; Ukraine 11, 2022 will be available to purchase for the duration of the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2022 from 21 June – 21 August 2022.

Photo credit: @martinthompsonphotography

“Music has the power to heal”

In May 2022, IDLES headlined an extraordinary bill of uniquely Bristolian artists for a one-off benefit gig in support of War Child.

Design by Estherr La Main D’or

War Child X Everpress

Everpress have teamed up with Democratic Republic of Congo born illustrator Estherr La Main D’or to create this specially designed t-shirt, with 100% of profits being donated to War Child.

Portrait of Ihor

Ihor's story

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 move in to the country, the local community has banded together to support families.

War Child Gaming RE-PLAY artwork

Jump back into some retro-inspired games with RE-PLAY

RE-PLAY is a fundraising campaign that encourages gamers to recall the nostalgia of childhood by jumping into classic and retro-inspired video games, while supporting some of the world’s most vulnerable children living in war zones.