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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.


Millions of children worldwide are forced to live in fear—and their number is growing. These children face an uncertain future. With the help of IKEA Foundation, War Child is working in Lebanon and Jordan to respond to the needs of children affected by the ongoing Syrian crisis.

Through the IKEA Good Cause campaign Let’s Play for Change, War Child can support 18,000 Syrian and vulnerable local children in Jordan and Lebanon. Our efforts will protect them from abuse, exploitation and violence. And enable them to play, reclaim their childhood and rebuild their future. Inside our network of ‘Safe Spaces’ children from all communities can play, learn and develop. In these Safe Spaces, children take part in creative and educational activities that help build their resilience and improve their coping skills.



Our work in Jordan and Lebanon sees us set up child protection structures and provide psychosocial support to parents and other important adults in children’s lives. War Child is currently the leading organisation providing education, protection and psychosocial support services to Syrian refugee children inside Jordan and Lebanon. The other participating organisations are Save the Children, Handicap International, Room to Read, Special Olympics and UNICEF.


IKEA Foundation believes all children have a fundamental right to play, learn and develop. Through their Good Cause campaign, the foundation wants to create awareness and drive positive impact for children’s right to play. Read more on the IKEA Foundation.

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