Real lives

Sisters from Luhansk are overcoming their fears after life in the conflict zone

One boy’s journey of change and coping with crisis

12-year-old Sumaya from Crimea is back to being ‘herself’ thanks to the psychosocial support she received from UNICEF

Football helps street children to become fans of sport and healthy lifestyles

Young activist asserts the rights of her HIV-positive peers

Liuda is sure that prevention will help her to give birth to a HIV-free baby

Prevention and treatment will make it possible for HIV-positive Kateryna to give birth to a healthy baby

Social workers provided care when all other people gave up on dealing with me, Maria says

Hard life is hard to change

An attempt to start a new life

What matters in life – success in football

Vinnytsya Becomes More Child-Friendly

Korosten Became More Friendly to Children with Disabilities

“Football gives me different life”

Football did not let him down

There is a way out. Widening a range of services for the most-at-risk adolescents in Mykolaiv region

A mistake in your life is not a full stop; it is a comma

A Boy from Odessa: from the street life to the dream of becoming a famous footballer

Changes that save lives: a story of success

Children with special needs: “To be not worse than others!”

From darkness to light: A social worker’s story

A true meaning in life: success with football

If to compare him today and then – it’s as different as day and night

Indifference may ruin lives: Children who No one Helps

A better life for at-risk girls in Ukraine

Hope in darkness - Olena’s story

Street children in Ukraine are among the most vulnerable groups to get HIV/AIDS

“Fathers are as important for newborns as mothers”

Child development in Chernobyl-affected Ukraine

Anastasia Polishchuk: “We thought that our child was just cutting teeth and we almost lost her because of meningitis”

“I had never even dreamt of such wonderful big family...”

Mediation as Implementation of the Right of the Child to Legal Protection

Sebastien’s story: A young Haitian earthquake survivor speaks

Breast-feeding: a Woman’s Happiness, a and Society’s Maturity Test

God and the Sun

The Price of Safer Sex Goes Up

The Duties of Real Men

Joined Hands Can’t Be Wrenched Apart

A Perfect Future

I did not want my son to be an orphan

I will not give him up… I will not be able to live knowing my child is somewhere along…

HIV positive mothers in Kherson oblast in Ukraine know their children can be born virus-free

Children’s authority in the world of adults

“It’s Just a Bug”. The Story of One Unvaccinated Boy’s Struggle with Meningitis



Real lives

© UNICEF Ukraine / 2014 / R. Sirman
UNICEF is organizing trainings for psychologists who work with internally displaced children from Eastern Ukraine.

Sisters from Luhansk are overcoming their fears after life in the conflict zone

It was the first time that Galina* made a decision to consult a psychologist and seek help for her 6-year-old daughter Anna. After the girl saw her kindergarten bombed in Luhansk she refused to eat. Mom even made concessions and allowed Anna to eat her favorite sweets, in order to get her to eat at least something but it didn’t help. The girl was extremely worried about her kindergarten teachers and friends, she repeatedly asked: “What has happened to them? Will I ever see them again?” Despite Anna being so young, the memory of her hiding in the basement together with her mother and sister during the shelling is firmly stamped into her mind. And now, when the family has moved to a silent and peaceful, though unfamiliar, city, the girl sees her kindergarten and explosions on TV.

© UNICEF Ukraine / 2014 / R. Sirman
Internally displaced children taking part in OneMinuteJr workshop organized by UNICEF as a part of their psychosocial recovery process.

One boy’s journey of change and coping with crisis

Sashko* and his mom were leaving Luhansk in a deadly haste. They didn’t even manage to gather the necessary belongings and documents. The biggest loss was having to leave his cosy home, beloved school and closest friends. The 15-year-old teen hadn’t yet come to terms with having to give up his promising ballroom dancing career due to health issues. International competitions and hopes for a future as a professional dancer were over. And now another painful loss - having to flee to a different part of the country thousands of kilometres away from his home. As a result, Sashko closed off from the outside world, not willing to talk to anybody. It seemed to him that everything went completely wrong and that life had no sense.





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