Ukraine Refugee Response in Bulgaria - December 2023

UNICEF Bulgaria Factsheet

A refugee girl from Ukraine attends a lesson at the Education Hub in Sofia
UNICEF/Anton Stankov


UNICEF Bulgaria Factsheet on Ukraine Refugee Response for December 2023 outlines the latest updates on the situation of Ukrainian refugee children in Bulgaria and support provided by UNICEF since September 2023

Key challenges remain for Ukrainian refugees to find long-term accommodation, livelihoods (70 per cent unemployed), school enrollment (less than 15 per cent enrolled), and integration into the local education system, as well as access to adequate health and social services

Access to education is more critical than ever - with increased demand from the Ukrainian refugee population, there is a limited capacity of the national system to secure access to formal preschool and school education

To reach affected children and families from Ukraine, UNICEF has scaled up its humanitarian support by providing supplies and services, building the capacity of frontline responders, and supporting national systems in close coordination with the government, UN agencies, donor community, and civil society organizations, including:

  • 4,237,068 people reached through messaging on prevention and access to services
  • 60,892  people with access to safe spaces, protection and support hubs
  • 51,539 children receiving learning materials

More details on UNICEF Refugee Response are available in the December issue of the Factsheet.

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