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Where we work


War Child is rapidly developing and deploying its life-saving work to protect, educate, and provide for the millions of children impacted by the ongoing war in Ukraine.

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The ongoing war in Ukraine continues to destroy vital infrastructure and services.

Over seven million people are now internally displaced. That includes more than half of the country’s children. People are being forced from their homes, and friends, often far from their family and loved ones. The trauma and human cost of this war will impact many generations to come.

War Child will not falter in our commitment to stay and support those on the frontline in Ukraine. We're independently assessing needs. Then impartially delivering life-saving help to those who need us most, when they need us most.

Scale of the challenge

  • 3.7 M

    People internally displaced, more than half are children.

  • 3.3 M

    Children in need of humanitarian assistance.

  • 1.6 M

    Children lack access to safe water.

Our work in Ukraine

War Child has been working to support those on the frontline in Ukraine since the conflict began in February 2022. We’re working to provide critical training for child-centred humanitarian responses, whilst also working in the neighbouring territories people are being forced to flee to.


In 2023, War Child’s programmes will focus on:

  • Focus on early childhood development
  • Mainstreaming Mental Health and Psychosocial Support
  • Mainstreaming Mental Health and Psychosocial Support within education
boy sitting on a bag looking out the window at a cat
"We had to walk to the border and it took a very long time,” says six-year-old Platon, who was forced to flee Kyiv with his family because of the ongoing invasion. “I got very, very cold so put on dad's coat - it almost reached the ground.
Platon, Ukraine.

We never give up on children like Platon.

War Child is rapidly scaling up our work to protect, educate and provide for children like Platon and their families in Ukraine.

Please donate today and help us to be there for those that need us most when they need us most.

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