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Children in Ukraine: Sweden supports UNICEF emergency response

6 November 2014, KYIV – Swedish international development cooperation agency (Sida) has contributed 10 million Swedish Krona (over 1 million EUR) to UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) emergency response in Ukraine. The main objective of the join initiative is to provide support to children affected by the current conflict in Ukraine.

The funding will allow UNICEF to provide community based psychosocial support services for 7,000 children and caregivers. UNICEF Ukraine will also develop a training package for 350 community professionals, such as psychologists, teachers and social workers to be able to address the heightened needs of children caused by witnessing violence.

With the support of Sida, UNICEF mine risk education campaign will ensure better protection of children from landmines and unexploded ordinance. Over 600,000 children will benefit from information materials and mine risk education in schools.

The project will also help ensure that at least 7,500 children and families living in conflict-affected areas have access to basic hygiene supplies and that over 15,000 children in eastern Ukraine have received information about good hygiene practices.

For more information, please contact Veronika Vashchenko, UNICEF Kyiv, +,  

About UNICEF: UNICEF promotes the rights and wellbeing of every child, in everything we do. Together with our partners, we work in 190 countries and territories to translate that commitment into practical action, focusing special effort on reaching the most vulnerable and excluded children, to the benefit of all children, everywhere. For more information about UNICEF and its work visit: Join us on Twitter, Facebook and ВКонтакте.

About Sida: The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, Sida, is a government agency working on behalf of the Swedish parliament and government. Our mission is to reduce poverty in the world. Through our work and in cooperation with others, we contribute to implementing Sweden’s Policy for Global Development. We carry out enhanced development cooperation with a total of 33 countries. For more information about Sida and its work visit: Join us on



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