A world where no child's life is torn apart by war

Our mission

To protect, educate and stand up for the rights of children caught up in war. 

About us

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How it all started

War Child was founded in 1993 by film-makers David Wilson and Bill Leeson. On assignment in the former-Yugoslavia they were horrified by the violence and ethnic cleansing they witnessed. And especially its impact on children.

Boys in Uganda wearing War Child T-shirts

Our plan

Our main objective is to increase the scale of our work and reach more children in conflict areas. In 2015, the number of children, young people and adults who received direct support from us was 126,000.


Come and work for War Child

We have a number of vacancies at the moment. If you are interested in applying for any of the jobs below, please send an enquiry email and we'll send you all the necessary details.

Education Adviser – Iraq (Deadline: 18/12/2016)

The Education Technical Advisor will support the development and delivery of War Child UK's education programme, provide strategic input in clusters and design education projects relevant to the context in KRI and Iraq in general.

Challenge and Community Events Executive (deadline: 18/12/2016)

With excellent event and volunteer management, the Challenge and Community Events Executive will be responsible for growing our portfolio of challenge and community activities, including managing our student fundraising with schools and universities, mass participation events, community fundraising campaigns and nurturing relationships with fundraisers.

Digital Communications Officer - Partnerships and Entertainment (Deadline 9/1/2017)

This role will be at the frontline of our online communications with supporters, fundraisers, campaigners and wider audiences. We’re looking for someone who is passionate about digital communications; particularly social media channels. You’ll have a strong understanding of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, blogs, and emerging trends. You’ll also be comfortable and competent with website content management systems, analytical data, and online research.

Programme Manager – DRC (Deadline: ongoing)

The Programme Manager coordinates projects funded by multiple donors in Kinshasa. The projects include judiciary assistance to SGBV survivors, reintegration of girl street children, management of an EU grant for children in conflict with the law (which includes a child protection toll free help line), a child rights programme (also funded by the EU), to build capacity and provide support to community child protection networks and local service providers in child protection.

Integration Manager – London/Amsterdam (Deadline: 14/12/2016)

We are seeking a world class manager with the vision and experience to lead War Child Holland and UK on our journey to combined programme operations and the establishment of War Child Global. With the emphasis on integration and collaboration we are defining this role as our Integration Manager.

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