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.

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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