Real lives

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

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Real lives

© UNICEF / UKRAINE / 2014
Children play educational games as part of their psychosocial support in Vinnytsia.

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

12-year-old Crimean Tatar Sumaya is one of almost 500 children who had to flee their homes in Crimea and move to Vinnytsia oblast. Mom, dad and eight of their children are now in a new place and an unusual situation. Her mom is pregnant and is about to give birth; her dad is disabled and cannot provide for his family; and the children have lost their friends and classmates. Displacement has affected all family members. Sumaya also now has to help take care of her youngest brother – 1.5 year old Zacharia.

© UNICEF / UKRAINE / 2013 / R.Rudakov
Kirill together with other kids open Ukraine-France football match, November 2013

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

When you see this 11-year old smiling and energetic boy who is obsessed with football and likes outdoor activities, you can hardly imagine that he has already had to deal with the apathy of the world.

Nowadays, Kyrylo* lives in one of Kyiv’s centres for social and psychological rehabilitation of children and until recently, the majority of his life was spent living on the streets. His family found itself in disadvantaged life circumstances, after his father died his mother and step-father could not manage to raise eight children. At first Kyrylo started to runaway from home for some hours and eventually began to disappear for several days. He was alone; he roamed the streets and sometimes found shelter at different places.

 

 

 

 

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