News and stories

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

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.

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Record Store Day 2021

War Child Records announces first release as part of the Official Charity Partnership with Record Store Day.

Participant Jawad sits on the lower bunk bed at the War Child centre in Herat, Afghansitan.

UK Aid Match funding delay

War Child UK Global Ambassadors, Carey Mulligan, Marcus Mumford and Vanessa Kirby, alongside an extensive list of supporters, have submitted an open letter to Prime Minister Boris Johnson, the Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak, and the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, Dominic Raab.

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 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.

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.

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.