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. 

Where our money goes

In 2016...

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.

Our team

There's around 70 of us in an office in north London. 

Meet our senior management team. 

Our Friends

Here's some of the companies and people that have generously supported War Child and enabled us to magnify our impact.



War Child staff on TV news

For media enquiries please contact the press office on press@warchild.org.uk or 020 7916 9276

For out of hours media enquiries please contact Head of Press and PR, Miranda Pitt on 07764 989 343

or call the press office mobile on 07718 003 386.

Contact us

Three ways you can help