News and stories

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

Red Hand Day advocacy activities in Jordan.

5 myths about child soldiers

There're lots of myths and misinformation out there about child soldiers. This Red Hand Day, we want to set the record straight.

A child draws their experiences of war in the Central African Republic.

What are grave violations

There are six ‘grave violations’ of children defined by the United Nations (UN). Here's what they are.

Child with their hand painted red as part of War Child activities to mark Red Hand Day, also known as the International Day against the Use of Child Soldiers.

How we help child soldiers

We support children who have been released from armed groups in the Central African Republic to go back to their families, schools and communities.