Where we work
War Child works in Afghanistan, Iraq, the Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Syria and Uganda providing life changing support to the most vulnerable children whose families, communities and schools have been torn apart by war. Our vital work includes:
- Protection: Creating safe spaces where children can escape from the battlefields or dangerous life on the streets
- Education: Getting children into school or informal education after conflict or poverty has cost them the chance of an education
- Livelihoods: Helping you people and their families learn the vocational skills they can earn a substantial income from
- Advocacy: Helping children get their voices heard and their rights met, and helping local people to protect their children better
Democratic Republic of Congo
War Child Ireland, specifically supports the work of War Child in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Where the conflict there has claimed more than five million lives – making it the planet’s deadliest conflict since World War II.
But despite the horrific levels of sexual violence and millions of people displaced from their homes and schools, it remains Africa’s forgotten war and rarely makes the headlines of the world’s media.
Although the conflict has officially finished, much of the country remains desperately poor and the continuing fighting and widespread sexual violence in the eastern regions make it one of the most dangerous places on earth to be a woman.
Find out more about what we do here.