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30 Sep 2016 description

We live in a world in which 28 million children have been driven from their homes as a result of conflict, persecution and insecurity. If current trends continue, more than 63 million children could be forced to flee by 2025, of which over 25 million will cross borders and become refugees. At least 300,000 of these child refugees will end up alone, separated from their families. Without a step-change in the provision of education for refugee children, at least 12 million of them will be out of school by 2025.

23 Sep 2016 description

Forced Migration

The figures for forced migration are staggering and unprecedented. And yet the movement of people is a symptom of a crisis, not the cause. Until there is a global reduction in violence and conflict, the problem will continue to get worse.

16 Jul 2015 description

Local Solutions to Global Problem

18 Jun 2015 description

How education is changing lives in Darfur, Sudan

For an entire generation of children in Darfur, school has been a luxury that comes and goes during times of relative stability. With each wave of violence, more kids are left behind.

War Child is responding by providing displaced children with an opportunity to get back on track, often using an accelerated learning program. It is an efficient solution because it combines two grades into one year, while still fully preparing students to write their exams.

20 Nov 2014 description

Child Protection

Child protection is about keeping children safe from violence, exploitation and abuse. It is an issue in all countries, including here in Canada. Here we have strict laws, social services and specialist charities that are all in place to prevent and respond to child protection violations. Widespread child protection crises are thankfully relatively rare here.

16 Mar 2014 description

The dust swirls around our vehicle as the UNAMID truck in front of us comes to a stop. The lead convoy vehicle has gone ahead to investigate a pick-up in the dirt track ahead. After a few minutes we are cleared to continue, the dust kicks up again and we move on down the path.

13 Jan 2014 description

The dust swirls around our vehicle as the UNAMID truck in front of us comes to a stop. The lead convoy vehicle has gone ahead to investigate a pick-up in the dirt track ahead. After a few minutes we are cleared to continue, the dust kicks up again and we move on down the path.

17 Sep 2013 description

The capacity of families and communities to care for and protect their most vulnerable members is often undermined in complex humanitarian situations. These risks are compounded where formal social welfare systems lack the reach to deliver services in areas of greatest need.
In order to sustain children’s protection from violence, exploitation and abuse, humanitarian actors have promoted the establishment of Community-Based Child Protection Committees and Networks (CBCPNs).

19 Oct 2012 description

Posted by Richard Corbridge

Forced to flee from his village in Darfur when he was 17 years old, Khalid has spent the last few years starting a new life in Rayad, where he is working to inspire and empower young people. He fled with his five sisters and two brothers to the town of Jebel Moon in 2002, following a brutal raid on their village by rebels. It was here that they heard rumours of a newly established camp for displaced families just outside El Geneina.

19 Apr 2012 description

When it comes to development and humanitarian aid, innovation is a common buzz word. Here at War Child, creative thinking has been at the forefront of our philosophy since our founding in 1999. For us, innovation is not a trend but an essential way of thinking.

17 Feb 2007 description

U.S. special envoy to Sudan, Andrew Natsios, spoke on Wednesday February 14th of the deteriorating humanitarian situation in Darfur. He said he feared a "blood bath" if aid groups were forced out of the region. His remarks came a day before the UN Security Council met on Thursday to discuss deployment a mission to neighbouring Eastern Chad. Simmering ethnic tensions have been worsened as the Darfur conflict has spread across the border.

29 Mar 2006 description

In March, Samuel Okomi visited Ottawa, Canada to attend meetings on the current situation in his homeland of Sudan.

13 Mar 2006 description

In January 2006 War Child Canada conducted project monitoring visits to Uganda, Democratic Republic of Congo, South Sudan and Darfur. Over the last two years, the Darfur region of Sudan has been beset with violence resulting in the displacement of over 2 million civilians to camps around the state capitals. Despite the recent escalation of violence in some of the project areas, including attacks on civilians and international aid workers, positive steps are being made towards revitalizing communities and supporting peace building.

02 Feb 2006 description

For over 21 years, a 'forgotten' war has been going on between the Islamic North and the Animistic/Christian South in Sudan.

03 Mar 2004 description

A team of humanitarian experts from Canadian charity War Child Canada depart for Sudan today, a country plagued by almost two decades of civil war. As rebel leaders and government officials negotiate the details of a peace deal, War Child Canada's team, led by Dr Eric Hoskins, will assess the aftermath of a conflict that made headlines for its atrocities, abductions, and high number of internally displaced people.