"Education is Vital to Children’s Psychosocial Development"Jan. 24, 2023
Today, more than 48.5 million children are out of school as a result of armed conflict. Denied their right to an education, these children also come up against a range of social and mental health problems. War Child’s Can’t Wait to Learn innovation addresses this dual emergency.
Number of Children in War Continues to ClimbDec. 19, 2022
The number of children living in high-intensity conflict zones has risen by nearly 10 per cent to total 230 million children. With this figure expected to increase dramatically as a result of the Ukraine war, our commitment to children affected by armed conflict has never been greater.
Education App Offers an Escape for Children in Ukraine’s Bomb SheltersOct. 12, 2022
As a wave of missiles and rockets descended on Ukraine on Monday, thousands of children and families sought shelter underground reliving the horror they experienced back in February. Despite this desperate picture, a sense of calm and composure is radiating from the subways and bomb shelters - captured best by children playing educational games on mobile and tablet devices.
Former Child of War: “Mental Health is Still the Priority”Oct. 10, 2022
It’s that time of year again - a time when practitioners, policy makers and general society come together to accelerate awareness around mental health. Despite tokenistic progress, less than 2% of global health care budgets are assigned to psychological support. “It’s frustrating because I have seen the effect that this support can have on the ground”, says Ocen Daniel, our Team Lead in Uganda and former child of war.
Children Pay the Highest Price of Increase in Violence in SyriaOct. 3, 2022
In recent months, an increase in violence across northern Syria is placing thousands of children in acute danger. With aid options dwindling, and a lapse in media coverage, War Child Country Director, Lukas van Trier urges the international community “not to forget” the plight of families across the country.
New App Brings Education Into the Hands of Displaced Ukrainian ChildrenSept. 26, 2022
War Child has partnered with the government of Ukraine and non-profit Osvitoria to create a Ukrainian version of Can’t Wait to Learn, a best-in-class education app for emergency contexts. Today, an official launch event will take place in Kyiv, with our CEO Ramin Shahzamani and Andrii Vitrenko, First Deputy Minister of Education and Science of Ukraine in attendance.
Reclaiming the Right to Learn for Ukraine’s ChildrenSept. 12, 2022
Since the war in Ukraine began around 2,300 educational institutions have been damaged and nearly 300 destroyed. Meanwhile, millions of children are on the move denied their fundamental right to education. In partnership with the Education Ministry and non-profit Osvitoria, War Child will launch its award-winning EdTech programme, Can’t Wait to Learn - helping children return to learning amid extreme conditions.