News and stories

Read the latest news from War Child and the stories of the children and families we support around the world.

A child draws their experiences of war in the Central African Republic.

What are grave violations

There are six ‘grave violations’ of children defined by the United Nations (UN). Here's what they are.

Child with their hand painted red as part of War Child activities to mark Red Hand Day, also known as the International Day against the Use of Child Soldiers.

How we help child soldiers

We support children who have been released from armed groups in the Central African Republic to go back to their families, schools and communities.

Children playing a game in DRC.

Why do children become child soldiers?

War Child UK's report, 'Tug of War: Children in Armed Groups in DRC', shows that in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) most children are joining 'voluntarily'.

Charlotte from DRC.

Helplines can save children

Charlotte, a mother of four small children, has opened her home to vulnerable children in Goma, eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

For a child growing up surrounded by conflict, books can make a difference.

5 ways books can change lives in war

One in six children across the world are living in areas impacted by war. Millions are out of school. Access to education, and to books, is crucial for children affected by war.