War Child Offers Children in West Bank a Mental Health LifelineAug. 18, 2022
Children in the occupied Palestinian territory are facing new levels of depression and anxiety. Yet, due to a multitude of factors, most suffer in silence. To prevent children from falling through the cracks, War Child has developed a support programme - now active in 100 schools across the West Bank.
Football Offers Youth in Colombia an Alternative to ViolenceAug. 12, 2022
In Colombia’s major cities, a persistent lack of opportunity is causing more and more young people to turn to violence. Through a joint project with the Royal Netherlands Football Association (KNVB), War Child is offering youth an alternative.
Restoring Hope Through EducationJune 22, 2022
Around the world, education is in crisis. Not only COVID-19 and its fallouts but also a rise in armed conflicts worldwide is destroying hope for millions of children. That’s why restoring access to education took top priority for War Child in 2021 - ensuring we could reach many more children in need.
The Unseen Scars. Gaza: One Year OnMay 10, 2022
One year on from the escalation in violence that rocked the Gaza Strip, children are suffering a level of despair that is both new and frightening. We are working with partners across the crowded enclave to provide urgently needed mental health support.
TeamUp: Uniting Children Through MovementApril 19, 2022
Across South Sudan, war and displacement have left over one million children at risk of developing mental health problems. Through the TeamUp innovation, War Child and partners are using movement as a way for children to release tension and connect with each other.
“Helping the Helpers” – Inside Our Ukraine ResponseApril 13, 2022
Child Protection Specialist Marianna Närhi arrives in Moldova as aid workers warn of an escalating refugee ‘protection crisis’. Alongside a team of War Child experts, she is providing training and guidance to local organisations based on more than 25 years of experience supporting children in war zones.
First Aid For The Mind: Safeguarding Ukraine’s Refugee ChildrenApril 6, 2022
War Child is providing protection and psychological first aid to children, parents and caretakers who fled the war in Ukraine. The response is focusing on Moldova which has received more refugees per capita than any other country to date.