Nelson, aged 15, grew up amidst fear, violence, and insecurity in DR Congo, a region impacted by over two decades of internal armed conflict.
At 19 years old, Edisa's life took an irreversible turn when she was forced to flee her home in Burundi. Settling in a refugee camp in eastern DR Congo, she confronted hunger, uncertainty, and the unexpected loss of her father.
In 2022 War Child UK were able to provide support to 256,700 children and adults - making it our strongest year ever.
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.
War Child UK, the specialist charity for children affected by conflict, has warned that while the world is focused on the pandemic and the race to roll out a vaccine, some of the world’s worst and most violent conflicts are slipping out of control.
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.
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.
Coronavirus is creating a children’s emergency, dragging alarming numbers of boys and girls into poverty and child labour in conflict-affected countries.
The UN estimates that in conflict zones, for every one rape that is reported, between 10 and 20 rapes are not.
War Child is part of a new programme to help end the worst forms of child labour in the Central African Republic and Democratic Republic of Congo.
War Child's new report, Rethink Child Soldiers, outlines how current efforts to reintegrate ex-child soldiers back into communities aren't good enough.
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'.