War Child is the only specialist charity for children affected by conflict.
For more than two decades we've been driven by a single goal - for no child's life to be torn apart by war.
We aim to reach children as early as possible when conflict breaks out and stay to support them through their recovery - keeping them safe, helping them learn and cope with their experiences, and equipping them with skills for the future.
We aim to reach children as early as possible when conflict breaks out, and stay on to support them—long after the TV cameras have gone home.
We help keep them safe, give them an education, and equip them with skills for the future.
We understand children’s needs, respect their rights, and put them at the centre of everything we do. Whether it's helping Syrian children access education, rehabilitating ex-child soldiers in the Central African Republic or seeking justice for young people detained in Afghanistan.
We also work with children and young people to change systems and practices that affect them. We campaign on the root causes of conflict, and we demand that children are at the centre of all humanitarian responses.
Our vital, life-changing work covers four main areas: