All over the world, children are growing up in conflict situations. They are often the first to lose out, when for example, schools are destroyed, or they need to leave their homes. Theirworld is spreading the message that children need access to care, schooling and safe places in areas of conflict, so that they can be looked after and still have a chance to thrive and fulfil their potential.

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Schools in Turkey

Schools in Turkey

The aim of Theirworld's pilot projects in Turkey are to identify cost-effective interventions to get around the economic, cultural and language barriers that prevent Syrian refugees from getting an education.
The Safe Schools Initiative

The Safe Schools Initiative

Safe Schools Initiatives have been backed by support from Theirworld, the A World at School movement and the Global Business Coalition for Education. Safe Schools offer vulnerable children supervision, care, community and education in crisis or disaster areas.


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Child soldiers

Any girl or boy below the age of 18 who is recruited or used by an armed force or armed group, in any capacity is known as a child soldier.

Child trafficking

Find out about the extent of child trafficking and the steps that are being taken to address it.

Education in emergencies

Find out why education is vital to millions of children affected by humanitarian emergencies across the world.

Refugees and internally displaced people

Refugees and internally displaced children often do not have access to education or schools. This page defines the difference between refugees and internally displaced people, and describes several ways they may be supported.


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Neglected Crisis: Poverty, terror and the threat of famine in the Lake Chad Basin (September 2016)

September 01, 2016 &emdash; ​Poverty, terror and threat of famine have forced 2.7 million people to flee and left nine million in dire need of aid in the Lake Chad Basin. Theirworld says years of violence and displacement against a backdrop of poverty in the region have created a huge humanitarian crisis.

Early Childhood Development in Conflict and Protracted Crisis (June 2016)

Young children caught up in conflicts or crises may spend years displaced from their homes. This briefing explains how early childhood development services are crucial.

Early Childhood Development and the Childcare Crisis (June 2016)

See the impact of the lack of childcare, the benefits of early years care and development and five recommendations to achieve universal access to high-quality childcare.

Don't Leave Them Out: 80 Million Children Need Urgent Action on Funding Education in Emergencies (March 2016)

Information about the scale of the education in emergencies funding crisis and what needs to be done to address this.