“Don’t Forget Children in the West Bank", Urges War Child Country DirectorNov. 28, 2023
At least 58 children have been killed and 365 injured by the Israeli armed forces in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, since 7 October. The number of civilians killed in the last six weeks accounts for almost half of all fatalities in 2023 (222 out of 452). Prior to the current escalation, this year also marked the highest number of civilian fatalities in the West Bank since 2005.
Call for Immediate Ceasefire to Halt Further Attacks on ChildrenOct. 28, 2023
Overnight, the escalation in Gaza has intensified rapidly. Airstrikes have reached an unprecedented level, virtually all communication lines have been cut off and 125 children have been killed. War Child deeply condemns the killing and maiming of children and calls on world leaders to secure an immediate ceasefire.
War Child Commences Aid Mission in GazaOct. 27, 2023
In the last 48 hours alone, 553 children have been killed in the Gaza Strip. Amid ongoing airstrikes and a near total siege preventing the free flow of humanitarian aid, War Child is responding where it can with local partners.
Joint Statement: #CeasefireNowOct. 18, 2023
This is an open call to all Heads of State, the UN Security Council and actors on the ground to secure an immediate ceasefire in the Gaza Strip and Israel. This is the only way that we can prevent a humanitarian catastrophe and further loss of innocent lives. Read our joint statement.
Statement: Urgent Plea to Avert Unprecedented Humanitarian CrisisOct. 14, 2023
We are alarmed by Israel’s call for over a million Palestinians to leave northern Gaza in less than 24 hours. Israel must rescind this order immediately.
Statement: War Child Calls for Immediate CeasefireOct. 13, 2023
The world has stood in horror at the events in Israel and Gaza since 7 October. Children and families caught up in the violence have been killed and abducted. Indiscriminate rockets and bombs have killed civilians and destroyed vital infrastructure. Read our statement on the escalating crisis.
Meet Our Mental Health ExpertsOct. 10, 2023
Today is World Mental Health Day - a day for people and communities to drive actions that protect mental health as a universal human right. As one of the first NGOs to prioritise psychosocial support in humanitarian settings, War Child is at the forefront of this movement - championed by our global team of experts. Hear from them in this article...