News and stories

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

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.

A mask distribution taking place in DRC.

War Child's Coronavirus early emergency response in the DRC

With the help and support of funders, such as the Players of the People’s Postcode Lottery, we have been able to rapidly respond to COVID-19 and provide a safety net for children in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Alex Becquevort, War Child’s Country Director for the DRC explains how.

War Child Peace Garden.

World Food Day 2020

This World Food Day we are celebrating the amazing agricultural work our teams are doing in local communities in Central African Republic and Democratic Republic of Congo.

A boy wearing a mask during the pandemic.

War Child Covid-19 report

Coronavirus is creating a children’s emergency, dragging alarming numbers of boys and girls into poverty and child labour in conflict-affected countries.

Rehabilitating child soldiers is really complex; there is no one-size-fits-all answer.

It’s time to rethink child soldiers

War Child's new report, Rethink Child Soldiers, outlines how current efforts to reintegrate ex-child soldiers back into communities aren't good enough.

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.