News and stories

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

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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.

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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 Nadia reads to her siblings at their home in a displacement camp in Iraq.

International Women’s Day 2021

We’re marking International Women’s Day 2021 by celebrating the millions of incredible women and girls around the world who fight every day to make the world a better place.

A boy with his hand painted red for Red Hand Day.

Red Hand Day 2021

12 February marks Red Hand Day - the International Day Against the Recruitment of Child Soldiers. Find out about our work with children associated with armed forces or armed groups (CAAFAG) and why this day is so important to us.

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.