Channel 4's 'War Child' documentary

Thousands of children are currently in need of urgent aid due to the military offensive to retake Mosul. Photo: Marcia Chandra

A new documentary from Channel 4 follows three children whose lives have been torn apart by war.

The film, called 'War Child', will be shown on the evening of Sunday 12 March.

Despite the name, the film isn't actually anything to do with us. Although we are obviously delighted that the voices of children displaced by war will be heard by so many people.

What War Child does

We work with children displaced by war all over the world.

Although those who reach Europe dominate the media agenda, thousands more never leave their own region; these are the children who we help. 

The children we work with have seen horrors that no child should have to.

We provide child-friendly spaces, informal education, counselling and much more to help them overcome their experiences.

We give children the chance to be children again.

Where do we work?

We work in Afghanistan, Iraq, the Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of Congo, with South Sudanese refugees in Uganda and with Syrian children in Jordan. 

Last year we helped over 100,000 children, young people and adults.

How can you help children in war?

There are lots of ways that you can help us. You can make a donation or set up a regular gift at the top of this page. 

Or go to our Get Involved pages for lots more great ideas on how to help our work. 

Three ways you can help