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April 12, 2019

#NotOptional: War Child joins over 40 organizations around the world to uphold women’s and girls’ rights in crisis

WOMEN’S AND GIRLS’ RIGHTS AND AGENCY IN HUMANITARIAN ACTION: A LIFE-SAVING PRIORITY A JOINT STATEMENT AND RECOMMENDATIONS ENDORSED BY MORE THAN 40 INTERNATIONAL AGENCIES AND WOMEN’S RIGHTS ORGANIZATIONS Download the PDF version Multiple protracted crises, increasing numbers of intra-state conflicts, record levels of forced displacement global economic uncertainty, rising inequality, and increasing challenges caused by…

March 26, 2019

War Child joins 23 other NGOs to call on Germany to renew suspension of arms export licenses to Saudi Arabia

On 4 year anniversary of Saudi-led intervention in Yemen, 24 NGOs call on Chancellor Angela Merkel & Minister of Foreign Affairs Heiko Maas to renew suspension of arms export licenses to Saudi Arabia:   March 26, 2019 Dear Chancellor Merkel, As organizations working to protect civilians in armed conflict, we urge you to renew the…

March 3, 2019

DENIED: The Rollback of Girls’ Rights in Afghanistan

Imagine your daughter was getting the education that you could only dream of. She was thriving, becoming an accomplished student with a bright future ahead of her. Now imagine it could all be taken away from her, and you would have no way of stopping it. This is the fear that Somaia’s mother now faces.…

January 9, 2019

Education is more than a piece of paper

Up until recently, Razia started each day watching the neighbourhood children gather and walk to class before starting the household chores with her mother. She really wanted to go to school with the others, but her father forbade it because he was terrified she would get kidnapped on her way. It is a harsh reality…

December 12, 2018

Triple Your Gift!

For a limited time, from now until December 31, your donation will be matched by our funders. A donation of $100 will automatically be transformed into $300! Meet Namazzi Namazzi was born near the end of the civil war in Uganda to her mother, Anna. They escaped with their lives, but not much else—no opportunities…

November 20, 2018

This Universal Children’s Day, Let’s Play for Change

War Child Canada, War Child Holland, and War Child UK have come together with IKEA Foundation because of our shared belief that all children have the right to play. Regardless of their circumstances. Together we build Safe Spaces for vulnerable children. So children can play, learn and develop. LET’S PLAY FOR CHANGE Millions of children…

November 7, 2018

War Child joins with Yemeni and international organizations to call for an immediate ceasefire in Yemen

Paris, 7 November 2018 –  JOINT STATEMENT As humanitarian, human rights and peacebuilding organizations working on Yemen, we welcome tomorrow’s unprecedented coming together of legislators from across nations and parties for the first International Parliamentary Conference for Peace in Yemen to demand their governments work together to end the crisis. With 14 million men, women

October 15, 2018

Make Your Miles Matter

UPDATE (OCT 22, 2018): We’re flying high, thanks to you! This year Aeroplan offered to match all miles donated to War Child between October 15-21 (up to a maximum 500,000 miles). You all really came together this week and donated a total of 527,589 miles—a new record for War Child! Add in the 500,000 miles that

October 5, 2018

Sexual violence campaigners win Nobel Peace Prize

The announcement that Nadia Murad and Denis Mukwege have been jointly awarded the Nobel Peace Prize is a long overdue recognition of two heroic activists in the struggle against the rising tide of sexual violence across the world. Rape has been used as a weapon of war for all of history but its normalization is a

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