News and stories

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

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.

Boys at child-friendly space in Afghanistan.

LW Theatres X War Child

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s LW Theatres, announce a new official charity partnership with War Child to support children caught up in conflict zones.

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BRITs Week Returns!

BRITs Week presented by Mastercard for War Child 2023 shows announced.

Galina aged 8 in Moldova posing against a wooden door

Galina's Story

Meet Galina, aged 8, from Ukraine. Due to the war, she had to flee her home country to live in Moldova.

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Our Collection

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Ukrainian mother

Svetlana's Story

Svetlana is 35. Before the war she lived in a modern apartment with her husband and 13-year-old son in a city in Ukraine, not far from the Moldovan border.

Alina holding her daughter Alla

Alina's Story

Meet Alina. She was born in Ukraine and lived there her whole life. But now she lives in a Refugee Accommodation Centre in Moldova with her three children.

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Wakil's story

Wakil, aged 16, lives in Afghanistan with his family. As Wakil was on the verge of dropping out of school, he met War Child Case Management Workers who referred him to a project which provided cash assistance.