War Child is the only specialist charity for children affected by war, delivering high-impact programmes to rebuild lives in countries including Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria and Uganda. The charity aims to reach children early in the conflict and support them to deal with the traumas, equipping them with the skills to go back to school and providing training to young people so they can support themselves. From helping Syrian children access education to enabling girls to escape life on the streets in the DRC, War Child puts children at the Centre of the solution.
Photography by Richard Pole
An 11 year old Syrian Refugee who is living in the Za’atari Refugee Camp in Jordan said this of War Child UK:
“I lost four of my toes due to the war back home. I was in deep shock and didn’t talk to anyone for weeks. When my family and I finally escaped the war and reached Za’atari, I felt safer but I knew no one and had nothing to do. Three years later, I heard of this [War Child] project and I was very excited to join, as I really wanted to change my boring routine. I especially loved the self-expression sessions, which had us making poems and writing plays, though I was self-conscious at first because of my foot. I gradually became more and more social and even told my teacher that I don’t want to go home because I’m having so much fun here! I’m much more able to express myself and improve my skills now and I feel very happy. This project makes me feel like I have a chance, and I wish it would never end.”
Further information about this amazing charity and the wonderful work they do can be found on their website https://www.warchild.org.uk
Photography by James Marcus Haney
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