UNICEF supports internally displaced children in Ukraine
ODESSA, Ukraine, 13 June 2014 - The UNICEF Representative in Ukraine, Ms Yukie Mokuo, visited a children’s camp in Serhiyivka village (Odessa region) for internally displaced children from Luhansk region.
A total of 451 children from six orphanages in Luhansk city and oblast are currently living in Serhiyivka camp. Around 40 per cent of them have psychological development impairment. Children ages three to eighteen are going to stay in Serhiyivka until 1 September 2014.
“We continue to monitor the situation in Eastern regions of Ukraine and are ready to provide support to internally displaced children and families. It is extremely important that no more children get hurt in this violence,” said Yukie Mokuo, UNICEF Representative in Ukraine.
The hygiene kits provided by UNICEF include toothpaste, toothbrush, shampoo, washing powder, hairbrushes, towels, toilet paper, and other supplies.
In addition to hygiene kits UNICEF also provides early childhood development (ECD) kits to internally displaced families in other regions of Ukraine, which include supplies for creative activities and games for children.
In the upcoming weeks UNICEF will distribute 1,000 hygiene kits covering over 1,000 children and adults and 250 ECD kits covering around 2,500 children.
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