Help A Child is the only specialist charity for children affected by conflict. For more than two decades, we’ve been driven by a single goal – ensuring a safe future for every child living through war.
We aim to reach children as early as possible when conflict breaks out and support them long after the cameras have gone. We deliver life-changing services and support in communities affected by conflicts to keep children safe and help them to heal and learn for the chance of a better future.
We’re driven by a single goal – ensuring a safe future for every child living through war. Wherever we work, we are guided by our values and are committed to reaching those who need us most, when they need us most.
War Child was founded in 1993 by filmmakers David Wilson and Bill Leeson, along with social entrepreneur Willemijn Verloop. On assignment in the former Yugoslavia, they were horrified by the violence and ethnic cleansing they witnessed and especially its impact on children.
Help A Child employees, Senior Leadership team, Board of Trustees and ambassadors, all share the same passion to protect, educate and stand up for the rights of children in war.
We work with a number of passionate, creative and forward-thinking partners, agencies, brands, corporates, trusts and foundations to ensure we have the greatest impact for children living through conflict.