Frequently Asked Questions

What we do, in what countries War Child is active, how many children we are able to support annually and how you can join our mission for children in conflict-affected areas. Find all information below.

What does War Child do?

War Child works exclusively to improve the psychosocial wellbeing of children affected by conflict. We empower children in everything we do. We work to unleash their inner strength through our creative and engaging approach.

We deliver vital child protection, education and psychosocial support. We are present in countries where violence and armed conflict are a fact of life. We work together with caregivers and communities - as well as other NGOs and local organisations - to strengthen the resilience and psychosocial wellbeing of conflict-affected children.

Every one of our programmes is backed by evidence and research - to ensure maximum impact. We work to inspire our partner organisations and other NGOs - both globally and locally - to adopt these proven interventions so we can reach as many children as possible.

Everything we do has a lasting impact and helps children build a better future - both for themselves and their communities. More on our mission

Where are we?

We work in nineteen countries. Here you can find more information.

How many children does War Child reach?

In 2022, we reached 743,165 children and parents.

How can I support War Child's mission?

We need your support to reach as many children as we can. You can contribute in many ways:

  • Donate. Help conflict-affected children by donating a certain amount every month.
  • Raise funds. Come up with a fundraising challenge in support of our mission.
  • Become our partner. Support us with your company.
  • Follow us on X and LinkedIn.

When I support War Child where does my money go?

We strive to ensure everything we do has maximum impact. Our organisational structure is lean and agile. And our low-cost policy ensures all funds go to the right place. Our integrated programmes empower children to shape their own future - and focus on three core areas.

  • We provide psychosocial support to enable children to process their conflict-related experiences.
  • We deliver education to empower children to build a better future - both for themselves and their community.
  • We protect children from violence in (post-) war areas.

Further details on how we spend our annual income can be found in our Annual Report.

How much does War Child spend on fundraising?

War Child adheres to best practice regulations issued by the Central Bureau of Fundraising (CBF). These regulations state that no organisation can spend more than 25 per cent of its income on fundraising. We spend well below that amount.

Is War Child’s creative approach effective?

Our proven interventions are evidence-based and backed by research and development. We continually reflect on our work and take into account feedback from participants in our programmes as well as parents, caregivers and teachers. All of this ensures that our various interventions are effective.

Can I read the Annual Report?

Absolutely! Visit to read our most recent annual report.

How does War Child raise money?

Our financial base is made up of private donations, institutional grants and corporate sponsors. Major donors to our mission include the Dutch Postcode Lottery, ASN Bank and IKEA Foundation. We also receive an annual subsidy from the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Read on to find out about the companies that make up our Business Network and Partner Network.

How can I report changes in my personal details?

You can reach us during office hours via +31(0)20 758 2299 or send an e-mail to

How can I cancel or adjust my contribution?

We're very thankful for your support. To cancel your contribution for children in war-affected areas, you can notify us via +3120 758 2299 between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM. We will ensure that your request is carefully processed by our administration.

What does War Child do with complaints?

Our Complaints Policy is available to download.

Can I donate clothes, food or toys to War Child?

We do not send any goods to conflict-affected areas - in part due to the cost of logistics. We instead specialise in delivering expertise to support children and youth living with the effects of armed conflict.

Can I work at War Child?

Yes. Our latest vacancies for paid positions, internships and volunteer opportunities are posted on our recruitment portal.

Where can I find press releases?

Click here.

Does War Child have a code of conduct?

Yes, you can find it here.