News and stories

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


Jawad's story

Following the death of his father, Jawad had no choice but to embark on a long and treacherous journey from Afghanistan to Iran to try and provide for his family.

Little boy wearing a dark polo shirt looks back at the camera.

What's happening in Gaza?

Humanitarian action may not be the only thing needed in Gaza and Israel, but it is essential if we are to save the futures of innocent children who have been caught up in other people’s battles.

Little boys carry fire food above their heads.

Learn to Live

Thanks to the generosity of our incredible supporters, we have launched 10 pioneering initiatives for children in the Central African Republic (CAR). Find out how donations to our Learn to Live appeal have made a difference.

Participant Ahmad outside the War Child centre in Herat, Afghanistan.

Ahmad's story

At just 15 years old, Ahmad had no choice but to embark on the long and treacherous journey from Afghanistan to Iran in search of work to support his family. A journey no child should ever be forced to make.

Soleen standing in front of building

Soleen's story

When Islamic State (ISIS) forces attacked their village in Northern Iraq, Soleen and her family were forced to flee their home. Now living in a camp for those displaced by the conflict, Soleen attends a War Child community centre where she can play, learn and be a child again.

Red Hand Day advocacy activities in Jordan.

5 myths about child soldiers

There're lots of myths and misinformation out there about child soldiers. This Red Hand Day, we want to set the record straight.