Conflict in Ukraine poses immediate threat to children
UNICEF is working to scale up life-saving support for children and their families
Escalating conflict in Ukraine poses an immediate and growing threat to the lives and well-being of the country’s 7.5 million children. Humanitarian needs are multiplying – and spreading by the hour. Children have been killed. Children have been wounded. They are being profoundly traumatized by the violence all around them. Hundreds of thousands of people are on the move, and family members are becoming separated from their loved ones.
We must protect all children in Ukraine and neighbouring countries. Now. They need peace.
The past eight years of conflict in eastern Ukraine have inflicted profound and lasting damage to children on both sides of the line of contact. Now, the suffering extends across the country. Hundreds of thousands are without safe water or electricity due to damage to infrastructure. UNICEF is working to scale up humanitarian delivery in the east and expanding across the country as needed.
UNICEF’s work to support children in Ukraine and neighboring countries includes:
1. Trucking safe water to conflict-affected areas.
2. Prepositioning health, hygiene supplies as close as possible to communities that need them the most.
3. Mobile teams are providing psychosocial care to children traumatized by the chronic insecurity in the east. These child protection case management mobile teams respond to violence, abuse, separation from family, GBV, mental health and PSS, and disability cases.
4. Re-activating the “Blue Dot” safe spaces in Moldova, Poland, and Romania to provide crucial support to families on the move.
5. Support in repairs to damaged schools and kindergartens as well as vital water and sanitation facilities.
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