News and stories

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

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.

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.

A boy wearing a mask during the pandemic.

War Child Covid-19 report

Coronavirus is creating a children’s emergency, dragging alarming numbers of boys and girls into poverty and child labour in conflict-affected countries.

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KT Tunstall releases song for War Child

As lockdown restrictions begin to ease in the UK, the number of Coronavirus cases is on the rise in some of the world’s most at-risk communities.

Examples of records that can be bought on record store day including David Bowie and Manic Street Preachers

Record Store Day 2020

We are delighted to announce that War Child will be the Official Charity Partner of Record Store Day 2020 with three exclusive and limited-edition releases from U2, David Bowie and Manic Street Preachers.

Artwork of BRITs Week presented by Mastercard for War Child 2022.

BRITs Week Together With O2 2020 Shows Announced

London will once again welcome an amazing selection of artists for a number of one-off gigs taking place for The BRIT Awards 2020 with Mastercard, to celebrate another phenomenal year for British Music

Boys playing on a climbing frame.

UK Government must protect British children in Syria

War Child UK is calling for children of British citizens who have been accused of association with extremist groups in Syria and Iraq to be immediately supported to travel to the UK following the Turkish invasion of Syria.