WE PROTECT, EDUCATE AND STAND UP FOR THE RIGHTS OF CHILDREN IN WAR

Photo: War Child UK / James Marcus Haney

OUR APPROACH

War Child Australia contributes funds to relief and development projects undertaken by our partners, War Child UK.

War Child aims 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 children who have fled Syria 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

HOW WE HELP

PROTECTION

Child protection is at the heart of what War Child believes and does. We intervene quickly when conflicts start, to prevent, address and respond to violence, exploitation, abuse or neglect of children. This can include rehabilitating and reintegrating ‘former child soldiers’, working with legal systems to improve justice for children, setting up child helplines and community-based child protection networks, and reunifying children with their families.

EDUCATION

Keeping children in education during wars and other emergencies is a life-saving priority for children and their families.

Our work includes structured learning and play for children, teacher training for early childhood teachers and parenting guidance for parents and caregivers.

LIVELIHOODS

War Child’s work goes beyond providing protection and education for children during conflict, supporting sustainable livelihoods and training to vulnerable young people and their communities – creating a more secure future and safer environment for children.

WHERE WE HELP

Since 2002 War Child Australia has funded programmes or provided assistance in Afghanistan, the Central African Republic, Philippines, the Solomon Islands, Kosovo, Jordan’s Syria response, Iraq and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Currently War Child Australia is co-funding programmes being run by War Child UK in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Yemen.

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO

War Child Australia will help by contributing much needed funding to strengthen War Child Uk’s implementation of programmes in the DRC in a context where the pool of donors interested in the region is shrinking.

YEMEN

A donation to War Child Australia will support the War Child UK team in Yemen, enable their geographical expansion and help the programme to continue to give families access to food, provide psycho-social support to children, offer child-friendly environments in schools and rebuild their education, giving them the opportunity to reclaim their future after the utter disruption that conflict brings. This will include identifying out-of-school children, assisting them in attending a local school and providing school kits.

STORIES FROM THE CHILDREN

HOW YOU CAN HELP

GET INVOLVED

War Child Australia
PO Box Q632, QVB NSW 1230
ABN: 31 743 327 860