News and stories

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

A childs teddy bear in the rubble of a colapsed building, Syria.

Anniversary of the conflict in Syria

Syrian children and their families face unprecedented turmoil due to lethal mix of civil war, devastating earthquakes, medical emergencies and harsh winter conditions.

Svetlana and her baby, Ukraine.

International Womens Day 2023

Wednesday 8 March 2023 marks International Women's Day - a day to celebrate the millions of incredible women and girls around the world who strive every day to make the world a better place.

Bravehood t-shirt.

Guiding Light X War Child UK

#bravehood is a global emergency initiative launched by the non-profit organisation Guiding Light in partnership with War Child and in collaboration with world-renowned artists to help children affected by conflict when and where it is needed most urgently.

Daniela and her baby Andriy in Ukraine, 2023.

Daniela's Story

Meet Daniela, aged 35, she was living in northeast Ukraine before the war started. Now, she lives in the Refugee Accommodation Centre in western Ukraine with two of her four children.

Six LullaBomb devices each with a different country flag next to them. The flags represented are Ukraine, Yemen, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Iraq, and Afghanistan.

LullaBombs, the war on sleep

War Child and Mother highlight the trauma of growing up in conflict zones with the creation of LullaBombs, a re-imagined children’s sleep aid.

Akram, Syria, 2023.

Akram's Story

When 12-year-old Akram lost his sister in a rocket attack in Syria he thought he would never feel the same pain again. “But what happened in the earthquake and what’s happened since, it is much more difficult than what we experienced” he says. This is Akram’s story.