Child sitting on rubble in Gaza.


Facing the deadliest crisis for children this century, War Child is working on its biggest ever programme of aid, education and mental health care.

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With over 14,000 children killed, and a million more forced from their homes and facing starvation, the situation for children in Gaza is the deadliest War Child has ever witnessed. We are responding with life-saving aid at every opportunity and – when a ceasefire allows – the biggest response in our history,  providing food, water, hygiene, protection, education and mental health care to 120,000 children across Gaza and West Bank.


In the face of the deadliest crisis for children this century, help us deliver the biggest aid, education and mental health response in our history.

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Please contact your local MP, Foreign Secretary Lord Cameron, and Labour Shadow Foreign Secretary David Lammy MP and ask them to call for a #CeasefireNOW and to protect the children of Gaza.

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The current situation

  • 14000

    children killed

  • 1000000

    children displaced and facing starvation

  • 17000

    children alone without parents or carers

Our emergency work in Gaza 

In desperate circumstances, War Child and our local partners have supported 30,000 children and family members affected by the conflict in Gaza. We are also working with War Child supporters, ambassadors, and our fellow humanitarian and human rights organisations to campaign for an immediate ceasefire (as the only way to protect children and give them safe access to the aid they need), for the release of all hostages and illegal detainees, and for child rights and international humanitarian law to be respected. 

The biggest response in our history: 

  • Saving lives: we will seize every opportunity to get children the food, clean water, warmth, shelter and hygiene products they urgently need.
  • Healing trauma: we will give children immediate mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS), and establish a sustainable child mental health service that will last generations. 
  • Restoring hope: We will restore and maintain children’s right to an education, and ensure lasting care and protection, reuniting unaccompanied children with family and loved ones wherever possible.
Adil, 9 years old, from Gaza.

Adil's story

Adil (9) was stepping out the front door of his house when an Israeli airstrike buried him under the rubble. Four months later, he lives in a tent in Rafah - with a stent in his arm, carrying the weight of war.

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Donate to children in Gaza

War Child staff and partners are doing everything they can to support families but supplies in Gaza are extremely limited and there’s nowhere near enough to go around. Your donation could help provide hygiene kits, mental health support and warm clothes.

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