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War Child's programmes across Africa are designed to help children cope with the immediate and long-term consequences of conflict and build vital skills to help them forge a better future - both for themselves and their communities. We also work in coalition with other NGOs and support the work of War Child UK to maximise our impact across the continent.

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Our African presence includes a focus on the Great Lakes region, which has seen outbreaks of violent conflict and widespread population movements in recent years. In both Burundi and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) the humanitarian situation has deteriorated significantly as a result of internal armed conflicts. Many citizens of these countries have been forced to seek refuge in neighbouring Uganda.

We are also present in South Sudan where the prospect of widespread famine is acute - the result of years of internal conflict inside the world’s youngest nation. In the Central African Republic (CAR) we work to meet immediate humanitarian needs as part our participation in the Dutch Relief Alliance.