News and stories

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

Nelson, Uganda.

Nelson's Story

Nelson, aged 15, grew up amidst fear, violence, and insecurity in DR Congo, a region impacted by over two decades of internal armed conflict.

Edisa and her baby.

Edisa's Story

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.

Bring Them Home campaign hero image.

Bring Them Home campaign 2023

Celebrities and international security experts join call for British families to be brought home from unlawful detention in Syria.

Children playing at a Team Up project in Sudan, ran by War Child Holland.

MOVEMENT-BASED INTERVENTION WINS PRESTIGIOUS LAUREUS SPORT FOR GOOD AWARD

Who would’ve thought that War Child would share the stage with all-time greats like Lionel Messi and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce? Yet, as we pick up the Laureus Sport for Good Award it will be all eyes on TeamUp, our flagship psychosocial support intervention for children affected by conflict…

Childs drawing from Ukraine, 2023.

Supporting the Roma community in Ukraine

The Roma community in Ukraine is one of the largest minority groups in the country, with an estimated population of around 400,000 people, however there is a lack of census data available to give a precise number.

Girl in purple unicorn top standing against a wall in her home

War Child in 2022

In 2022 War Child UK were able to provide support to 256,700 children and adults - making it our strongest year ever.

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.

Children playing on the swings.

World Refugee Week

This World Refugee Week, we’re celebrating the incredibly brave children who are healing after being forced to leave their homes due to conflict.