What’s Happening in Ukraine?


Ukraine’s children are living in fear. They face ever-present danger – of being killed, injured or suffering severe emotional distress. The conflict is forcing children and families to shelter in basements and bomb shelters to escape explosions. They have already lived through eight years of conflict, enduring violence, shelling, and being forced to flee their homes.

  1. 7.5 million Ukraine children are now in danger. 
  2. At least 15 children have already been killed.

Amid freezing temperatures, power cuts and food shortages, every day is a struggle to survive. Families are forced to flee their homes. They need urgent help accessing water, shelter, and food. 

How Are We Supporting Children In Ukraine?


We’re planning to deliver lifesaving aid to 3.5 million vulnerable children and their families by:

Working in neighbouring countries to help the hundreds of thousands of people who have been forced to flee their homes

Distributing essential supplies and winter kits of clothing and blankets as temperatures plunge below freezing

Providing cash and vouchers assistance to families to meet basic needs like food, rent and medicines

Offering vital mental health and psychosocial support to children and their families 

Providing access to safe, inclusive, quality education


Before the conflict,  1.5 million Ukrainians were already displaced thanks to eight years of conflict.

That situation now looks to get even worse as:

  • 400,000 children live in communities at highest risk from violence 
  • 2.9 million people in Ukraine were already in need of humanitarian assistance
  • 7.5 million girls and boys are now at risk throughout Ukraine 
  • Up to 7 million people could be displaced
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