News and stories

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

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.

Jala, 27 years old, carries wood she collected for cooking in Yemen.

Jala and Fatima's story

My life and that of my children turned upside down when we lost my husband in an airstrike. In a heartbeat, everything changed.

Portrait of Hamas

Hamas' story

The impacts of COVID-19 on Hamas’ family left her unable to go to school. This story is all too common for families in Yemen, who must place daily survival over their children’s education.

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.

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.