Where We Work

Children in Conflict deliver support to children with our partners War Child UK. Together we are on the ground in seven conflict affected countries across Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. Since 2017 Children in Conflict is helping to support programs in four countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo, Central African Republic, Yemen and Iraq. Read more about our funding priorities below. 

Democratic Republic of Congo 

It rarely makes global headlines, but more than five million people have been killed in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in the past 20 years. Though the war officially ended in 2003, eastern DRC is still one of the most dangerous places on Earth, especially for children and women.

We work with authorities and communities in the DRC to put child protection laws into effect and prevent violence against children. This includes running a free helpline to provide rapid support to children at risk, and making sure their rights are respected by law enforcers. 

Find out more about the work Children in Conflict fund in DRC.

Central African Republic

The current political and security situation in the Central African Republic (CAR) is extremely volatile. Ongoing clashes between armed groups continues to internally displace communities.

Since September 2016 the situation in CAR has significantly declined to levels close to those of 2013 with 60% of the country still under the control of armed groups and 25% of the population internally displaced (500,000 people) or refugees in border countries (500,000 people). 

State institutions are weak, and education and child protection services have been badly affected. Children are often at risk of separation from their families, violence, sexual abuse or recruitment as soldiers.

Children in Conflict is building up community-based skills and support networks to identify and take care of children who are or have been at risk of exploitation.

Find out more about the work Children in Conflict fund in CAR.

Yemen

Two years of war have pushed Yemen to the brink of famine. 

In March 2015, a long-running political crisis in Yemen escalated into violence. The conflict has had devastating consequences for children in Yemen. There are shortages of food, medicines and vital supplies leaving 2.2 million children malnourished. 

Our partners, War Child UK were the first international NGO to register in Yemen since the war started. Our team is on the ground getting emergency food to the most vulnerable children.

Find out more about the work Children in Conflict fund in Yemen.

Iraq

As most people know, Iraq has been affected by conflict and corruption for decades. Poverty is widespread and about 10 million Iraqis need humanitarian assistance - almost half of them children.

They face a range of challenges including displacement, gaps in education, trauma and threats of sexual violence. 

The security situation makes working there difficult and dangerous. But having been there since 2003, we have built up strong partnerships with local groups and communities which helps us navigate some of the risks.

Find out more about the work Children in Conflict fund in Iraq.