Protect children from becoming the hidden victims of COVID-19
Don’t let the pandemic become a lasting child-rights crisis in Ukraine and around the world.
The COVID-19 pandemic has upended the lives of children, impeding their access to their most basic needs and threatening their futures. UNICEF Ukraine is working on the front line to counter the novel coronavirus and assist the most vulnerable with supplies, support and lifesaving information.
Health and nutrition
The COVID-19 pandemic has put additional pressure on Ukraine’s health care system, and has disrupted children’s access to critical health services like vaccinations and increased the risk of outbreaks.
COVID-19 may have an economic impact on families and push many children below the poverty line. In addition, quarantine restrictions put some children at heightened risk of exploitation, violence and abuse.
Children living in impoverished, remote and frontline communities in eastern Ukraine are finding it challenging to continue their education during the quarantine. This threatens their futures.
Water, hygiene and sanitation
Quarantine measures have put in jeopardy many children’s access to basic needs like water. In addition, many families are experiencing financial hardship and cannot afford to purchase hygiene products.
Every child has the right to grow up in a safe and inclusive environment. Now more than ever, UNICEF needs timely funding that can be allocated quickly to where it is most needed.
Make a donation to give the most vulnerable children in Ukraine the hygiene supplies, access to education and nutrition they desperately need.
For instance, your donation of:
- UAH 50 could provide 10 litres of drinking water for families.
- UAH 200 could provide 70 pairs of disposable gloves for health workers.
- UAH 1,000 could provide 30 litres of soap to help prevent the spread of disease.
UNICEF Ukraine promotes the rights and wellbeing of every child, in everything we do. We are making special efforts to provide life-saving support to the most vulnerable children in Ukraine. Your donation can help to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic and prevent it from becoming a lasting crisis for children.