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.
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.