Our Work

War Child works to protect children and their families in conflict zones.

By focusing on the three main pillars of education, opportunity and justice, our programs create sustainable peace for generations to come. We recognize that every community is unique with its own set of challenges and needs. War Child uses a locally-driven, long-term approach tailored to meet the specific needs of each community that champions local people as the drivers of change and peace. Together with our partner, War Child Canada, our programs support over 500,000 people every year.


War forces children out of the classroom. But, interruptions in learning can halt a child’s development and limit opportunities for the future.

Education is vital for long-term peace, giving the next generation the skills and options necessary to reject conflict. War Child restores every child’s right to learn by pioneering new delivery methods such as radio-based learning for at risk girls, adapting curriculums and training educators to reach kids in conflict zones.

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In times of conflict, women and children are especially susceptible to violence, including physical, sexual and psychological abuse.

And because war can hamper a community’s ability to bring perpetrators to justice, War Child is a registered law firm in Afghanistan and Uganda where we work directly with local organizations to bring due process to survivors and their families.

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The immediacy of war makes it difficult for families to provide for their children’s most basic needs.

War Child’s livelihood programming helps women and young people secure dignified employment for themselves while reducing reliance on foreign aid.

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War Child is proud to have earned the trust of its donors through responsible, transparent and effective management of the funds entrusted to us.

While we are new to the United States, together with War Child Canada and local partner organizations, War Child USA supports programs in Afghanistan, Iraq, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Sudan, South Sudan, Uganda and the Syrian Border Region impacting over 500,000 people every year.

War Child is proud to receive support from trusted international organizations like UNICEF and UNHCR, as well as individuals across art and entertainment.

2016 Annual Report