War in Ukraine: Children and Families Need Continued Support
The war in Ukraine is having a devastating impact on the country’s 7.5 million children. Humanitarian needs are multiplying by the hour as the fighting continues. Children continue to be killed, wounded and deeply traumatized by the violence all around them. Families are terrified, in shock, and desperate for safety.
Through your support, we are providing life-saving services and supplies to help children inside Ukraine and in neighboring countries – but the needs are enormous. Please donate now.
How is UNICEF helping children and families?
UNICEF is working around the clock to scale up life-saving programs for children. This includes:
Delivering family hygiene kits, baby diapers, maternal health kits, institutional hygiene kits, disinfectants and bottled water to health and social institutions.
Working with partners to provide safe drinking water supplies through water trucking and delivering bottled water.
Delivering recreation kits, school-in-a-box kits and early childhood development kits to areas with large concentrations of displaced families.
Supporting mobile child protection teams providing psychosocial care, mental health support, and protection services.
Launching a humanitarian cash transfer program to support tens of thousands of the most vulnerable families with children.
Working with UNHCR and partners to activate Blue Dot hubs – one-stop safe spaces for children and women. Blue Dots provide key information to traveling families, help to identify unaccompanied and separated children and ensure their protection.