This week we launched an emergency appeal for the children of Yemen.
2 years of brutal war have left children and families in urgent need of food and water. A staggering 400,000 children are facing malnutrition.
Our team is on the ground getting food to children before it's too late.
But the team isn't handing out actual food items. Instead we're using a food vouchers system.
Each voucher helps a family buy enough food for 1 month. Typically, the food available includes wheat, vegetable oil, sugar, pulses and iodized salt.
We the undersigned organisations call upon UN Security Council members to take action to bring about an immediate ceasefire in Yemen, end the humanitarian crisis and support the UN Special Envoy's efforts towards an inclusive political solution to the conflict.
This Sunday is Red Hand Day - also known as the International Day against the Use of Child Soldiers. Children across the world share red hand prints to call on world leaders to stop the use of children in armed groups.
There's lots of misinformation out there about children associated with armed groups.
This Red Hand Day, we want to set the record straight on 5 of the most common myths and misconceptions.
Child soldiers are used as fighters
Monday 23rd January 2017: statement by 97 Syrian and international NGOs on the Astana talks
As peace talks commence today between the Syrian government and opposition groups in Astana, Kazakhstan, at least 700,000 people inside Syria – 300,000 of them children – are trapped in besieged areas without the most basic provisions to sustain their lives, according to the United Nations. Some groups put the number at one million.
In the humanitarian sector children are often simply seen as the recipients of assistance designed by others, rather than as agents of change who can help shape how their needs are responded to. In my experience it is quite rare, especially in a conflict affected country, that aid organisations ask children directly what their problems are and what change they want to see – let alone deliver it in a way which involves children.
The Programme Manager coordinates projects funded by multiple donors in Kinshasa*.*The projects include legal and judiciary assistance to SGBV survivors, reintegration of girl street children, management of an EU grant for children in conflict with the law (which includes a child protection toll free help line), a child rights programme (also funded by the EU), to build capacity and provide support to community child protection networks and local service providers in child protection.
The Global Security Advisor reports to Director Programmes with a primary focus on supporting the safe implementation of War Child Programmes in countries of operation: ensuring that our people are safe and our programmes are delivered in a secure and sustainable manner. The Global Security Advisor will also support the wider organisation by identifying strategic security risks and working across departments to develop and implement mitigation measures.
The overall role of the Child Protection Advisor is to provide technical leadership and guidance on the development and implementation of War Child’s Child Protection work in Iraq, and to represent War Child at National and International Child Protection fora.