Real lives

Latest stories

 

Latest stories

Real lives tell the stories of people who benefit from our work in Ukraine.

Here are the latest stories from 2017.

Playing football girls and boys support each other.
Kyiv, Ukraine 22 June 2017 – “It was my father who taught me to play football. First, he trained me to be a goalkeeper.

Sport offers the only streak of hope
Kyiv, Ukraine June 18 – “When the shelling started, I was in 4th grade. It took a whole year for my mother to decide that it was time to move.

Painting windows to the world
Popasna, Ukraine, 8 June 2017 – For the children in Popasna in eastern Ukraine, much has changed over the last three years.

The UNICEF Football Cup brings together 5,000 children from different backgrounds
KYIV, Ukraine, 31 May 2017 – The finals have been played and won, School #5 from Energodar city in Zaporizska oblast won the UNICEF Cup. Although Oleksii’s team did not win he personally won a lot.

Supporting young people to make their ideas come true
Mariupol, UKRAINE, 16 May 2017 - Anya, Eva, Elina and Ira are four active teenagers from Mariupol. They had an idea - and they made it happen!

UNICEF-supported Community Protection Centres in Eastern Ukraine help children and parents heal emotional wounds
Nadia was in despair when she first came to a psychologist of the Community Protection Centre at Mariupol Youth Club.

Psychologist’s Blog: helping conflict-affected children in Eastern Ukraine overcome distress
Art therapy sessions in our Community Protection Centre in Mariupol, Donetsk region in Eastern Ukraine, welcome children with parents.

Delivering safe drinking water against all odds in eastern Ukraine
Donetsk region, Ukraine, 16 April 2017 – Over the last three years Roman Pleshkun has made more than 1,000 water deliveries to communities affected by the ongoing conflict in Eastern Ukraine.

Healing emotional wounds from conflict in eastern Ukraine
MARIUPOL, Ukraine, 7 April 2017 – The emotional wounds and trauma of living through more than three years of conflict are an everyday reality for hundreds of thousands of children and teenagers in eastern Ukraine.

In Ukraine, healing through being heard
MARIUPOL, Ukraine, 6 April 2017 - In Mariupol, a city near the line of conflict in eastern Ukraine, some districts are especially close to the fighting. The Left Bank district, where I work as a psychologist in a Youth Centre, is one of these districts.

Children with Down Syndrome demand their right to participation in Ukraine
KHARKIV, Ukraine, 21 March 2017 – According to the Ministry of Health, every year 420 children with Down Syndrome are born in Ukraine.

A Ukrainian teenager cannot attend school with peers, finds friends at a UNICEF-supported Youth Club
Sviatohirsk, Ukraine, February 2017 - 15-year-old Vlada Afanasieva from the village of Slovianoserbsk in Luhansk oblast has been directly affected by the conflict in Ukraine in many different ways.

The real heroes are the humanitarian workers – says EU Commissioner
Bakhmut, Ukraine, 20 February 2017 – Announcing an additional package of 18 millon Euros, the European Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management, Christos Stylianides, said the EU will continue to support populations most affected

 

 
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