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UNICEF provides Life Skills Education to 174,000 conflict-affected children in Eastern Ukraine, a project funded by the European Union through its Humanitarian Aid department (ECHO)
Katia Ananieva, 7 years old, is doing her homework in the village of Druzhba, Donetsk region, some 10km from the front line.

Health services at Youth Friendly Clinics in Zaporizhzhya, Berdiansk and Melitopol
UNICEF supported HIV prevention programme for youth living on the streets, young female sex workers, injecting drug users in the city of Zaporizhzhya, Berdiansk and Melitopol in 2014-2015.

UNICEF supports HIV prevention programme for adolescents in Zaporizhzhya
All-Ukrainian Network of People Living with HIV (AUN PLWH) and CF “Spodivanya” implemented HIV prevention programme in the city of Zaporizhzhya in 2014-2015 with UNICEF support.

ECHO and UNICEF reached 1 million people with safe water
UNICEF supported by ECHO reached 1 million people with safe water for drinking, cooking and hygiene in conflict-affected Luhansk and Donetsk regions.

Sweden and UNICEF helped 35,500 conflict-affected children in Ukraine
UNICEF supported by the Swedish Government and SIDA has established 16 Community Protection Centers, trained 884 community professionals providing help to over 35,500 conflict-affected children.

Mariupol: Drop-In Centre for Vulnerable Children
With the support of the Dutch National Committee for UNICEF, the Drop-In Centre for Vulnerable Children and Adolescents in Conflict with the Law was established and piloted in Mariupol, Donetsk oblast.

Japan supports education for children in eastern Ukraine
In September 2015, the delegation of the Embassy of Japan, UNDP and UNICEF visited schools and kindergartens in Donetsk oblast, which have been renovated with the support from the Government of Japan.

UNICEF and Unilever provided humanitarian aid
UNICEF Ukraine and Unilever joined the efforts to address the immediate needs of children and their families affected by the crisis in Ukraine.

SIDA and UNICEF support children in eastern Ukraine
Thanks to the contribution from the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA), UNICEF reached 11,700 children with psychosocial support and 15,000 children with hygiene awareness campaign.

UNICEF Ukraine / 2015

UNICEF Regional Director visits Ukraine
KYIV, 14 March 2015 – Marie-Pierre Poirier, UNICEF Regional Director for the CEE/CIS, completed her assessment of the situation of children and families affected by the conflict in Ukraine.

UNICEF delivered 20 metric tons of humanitarian aid to Debaltseve, Donetsk oblast
After heavy fighting in Debaltseve, Donetsk region, civilians lack basics including drinking water. UNICEF delivered 18 metric tons of safe water and hygiene items.

UNICEF helps meet the hygiene needs of children
With the support from the UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF), UNICEF procured baby, family and adult hygiene kits and delivered drinking water to the population affected by the crisis in Ukraine.

Support to children in bombshelters
UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) with the support from EU Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection Department (ECHO) have been delivering hygiene supplies to the residents of Petrovskyi neighborhood in Donetsk.

EU and UNICEF join efforts to help children affected by crisis
Over 60,000 families and 20,000 school children to receive access to safe drinking water and hygiene supplies in Ukraine through the project “Improving Water, Sanitation and Hygiene situation for children and women affected by crisis In Eastern Ukraine”.

Youth Friendly Clinic opened in Mykolaiv
UNICEF and the Department of Health Care of Mykolaiv State Oblast Administration, together with the Ministry of Health set up a new youth friendly clinic (YFC) in Mykolaiv.

Empowering children through football
UNICEF in partnership with Football Federation Ukraine continues to engage vulnerable children into large scale football events to empower them. In Autumn 2014 UNICEF invited children from Eastern Ukraine to participate

David Morley of UNICEF Canada visits Ukraine
David Morley visited Ukraine for preliminary assessment of one of UNICEF’s pilot HIV-prevention projects in Zaporizhzhia.

On 20 August UNICEF Ukraine Representative Giovanna Barberis visited Kharkiv, Slovyansk and Svyatogorsk on her first monitoring visit to Eastern Ukraine.
The aim of the trip was to evaluate the situation and living conditions of internally displaced children and families, assess the quality of drinking water and monitor the access to education.

Japanese government provides humanitarian aid for internally displaced people in Ukraine
On 17 July 2014 the Government of Japan officially handed over the humanitarian aid to internally discplaced people in Ukraine during a ceremony which took place at the premises of Ukrainian Red Cross Society.

UNICEF support to internally displaced children
On 13 June 2014 UNICEF Representative in Ukraine Ukie Mokuo visited a children’s camp in Serhiyivka village (Odesa region) for internally displaced children from Lugansk region.

UNICEF Cup 2014
On 30 May 2014 UNICEF Ukraine in cooperation with Football Federation of Ukraine and the Ministry of Youth and Sport held third annual UNICEF Cup

New football pitch in Odesa: children’s dream came true
UNICEF Ukraine helps vulnerable children and those most at risk of contracting HIV infection to get back to normal lives through a rehabilitation programme and sport engagement in Odesa.

UNICEF: helping change lives of the most at risk adolescents
UNICEF Ukraine helps most at risk adolescents to get back to living normal teenage lives through a rehabilitation programme implemented together with its partner organisations

Improvements of HIV prevention and treatment
UNICEF in Ukraine together with MAC starts a new project aiming at improving access for HIV treatment, prevention and consultancy for children and adolescents .

UNICEF Football Cup 2013
UNICEF Ukraine jointly with partners has held football tournament UNICEF Cup for the second time in order to draw society’s attention to the importance of children’s rights.[Winner team celebrates the victory]

Most at risk adolescents: back to normal life (part 1)
UNICEF Ukraine together with the EU help most at risk adolescents to get back to normal life avoiding the risks they face on the difficult way of change for good.

Most at risk adolescents: back to normal life (Part 2)
UNICEF Ukraine together with partners helps most at risk adolescents and street children in particular, to get back to the normal life. [Pictures of children who got help from The Way Home Charitable Foundation (CF)]

Football changes children’s lives
UNICEF Ukraine together with partners helps vulnerable children to get back to normal life encouraging them playing football and changing their lives forever.

Prevention of mother to child HIV transmission
Ukraine has the highest adult HIV prevalence in all Europe. Since 1999 UNICEF works with partners to prevent HIV transmission from mothers to children.

Every face has a story: children are not born criminals
The high level of youth criminality in Ukraine and underdevelopment of the system of justice for minors make the issue of caring about young convicts a priority for UNICEF and its partners.

Every face has a story: rights of children in conflict with law
In Ukraine currently about 15,000 crimes are committed by juveniles each year. UNICEF in Ukraine works together with partners on ensuring that rights of children in conflict with law are realized.

Finding solution in the best interests of the child
In 2009 – 2011, EU and UNICEF supported implementation in Khmelnytsky oblast a pilot project "Development of Gatekeeping Policies and Systems for Institutionalized and Other Vulnerable Children".

Most At Risk Adolescents and HIV in Ukraine
UNICEF in Ukraine together with partner organisations helps street children which is one the most vulnerable population groups to get HIV in Ukraine.

Health of children living in Chernobyl affected territories
In 2009, EU and UNICEF launched partnership to address health needs of children affected by Chernobyl

British Airways show their love for children
On the ground or in the sky, BA and their passengers show their care and support to the children around the world. With UNICEF, BA co-financed a project to develop family-type care for HIV-affected children deprived of parental care in Ukraine.

Christopher Kennedy Lawford visits Ukraine
Following UNICEF invitation, Christopher Kennedy Lawford visited Ukraine to advocate on Hep C treatment and prevention on 14-17 March 2010.

EU and UNICEF: Helping Children in Khmelnitsky
The new EU and UNICEF partnership in Ukraine aims to support children in difficult life circumstances. Selecting Khmelnitsky as a pilot region, this project targets to enhance efficiency of preventive social work with vulnerable families with children

Every Child has the Right: Ukrainian Faces of CRС
This year world community is celebrating the 20th anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC). Ukraine has ratified this Convention by the Parliament of Ukraine decree №789ХІІ and it came into force for Ukraine on 27 September 1991.

Immunization Crisis in Ukraine
It is a busy morning in public polyclinic No. 5 in Ukraine’s southern city of Odessa as many parents have brought their children for vaccination. Per guidelines from the Ministry of Health in Ukraine, total of 10 mandatory vaccines for children.

Family Centre Opening in Yabluniv
UNICEF supports opening of the first Family Center in Ivano-Frankivsk region to service parents and young children in the rural areas.

CRC@20: Ukrainian children are drawing their rights (part 2)
In 2009 the 20th anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child is celebrated worldwide. Observing this anniversary, the pupils of Art Studio “Muzeum” from Chernivtsi, Ukraine were drawing their rights. [Kravchenko Galina, 15-year-old girl]

CRC@20: Ukrainian children are drawing their rights (part 1)
In 2009 the 20th anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child is celebrated worldwide. Observing this anniversary, the pupils of Art Studio “Muzeum” from Chernivtsi, Ukraine were drawing their rights.

A Perfect Future
Can a furnishings company contribute to improving the world? With UNICEF, IKEA co-financed a child development project in one of the poorest of Ukraine’s regions.

Red Card to Child Neglect: Football to Protect Child Rights in Ukraine
In Ukraine number of children living in the streets estimates up to 300,000. New UNICEF initiative aims to address child neglect by engaging young people in sport

Roma children in Ukraine
In Ukraine live over 130 nationalities. According to the 2001 census, 47,917 persons are ethnically Roma. However, unofficial sources estimate the number of Roma to be up to 400,000 persons in country.

Floods in the Western Ukraine
Heavy rains in the Carpathian Mountains in July 2008 resulted in floods affecting 6 Ukrainian oblasts. Only in Ivano-Frankivsk oblast 28,000 houses were ruined, 1,160 kilometres of roads washed away, 500 bridges ruined and 9,370 people evacuated.

Photo workshop for Chernobyl-affected children
From 2-7 March 2006, UNICEF held a photo workshop for children aged 12-17 from the three countries hardest hit by the disaster: Belarus, the Russian Federation and Ukraine.

"Children's Voice" - Young Ukrainian media makers
See the youth media NGO "Children's Voice" from Kiev, Ukraine, in action. The young people have recently won a number of awards for their outstanding work.

Maternal and newborn health crisis
January 2009: Each year, more than 500,000 women die from causes related to pregnancy and childbirth, and nearly 4 million newborns die within the first 28 days of life.




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