| Jan 11, 2024
Update: Support Children and Families in Ukraine
After nearly two years of war in Ukraine, children have been separated from their homes, friends and loved ones. They have witnessed acts of violence and destruction and undergone untold trauma. To date, a reported 531 children have been killed and 911 injured. Millions have fled their homes in search of safety, with more than 3.7 million people internally displaced, and six million having fled to neighboring countries as refugees –88 percent of them women and children.
With generous support from partners like you in 2024, UNICEF will focus 90 percent of its humanitarian efforts in Ukraine in the east and south, where the war is ongoing, providing lifesaving assistance to children and families. This includes:
- providing essential supplies through humanitarian convoys
- delivering health, nutrition, water, sanititation, and hygiene supplies and services
- child protection assistance
- provision of education services
- humanitarian cash through implementing partners
- capacity building for service providers and partners
In central and western Ukraine, the needs of children, including recent returnees, will be addressed through focused humanitarian response, alongside accelerated recovery efforts. In refugee-hosting countries, UNICEF will address residual humanitarian needs, focusing on sustainable handover to national institutions and closing out partnerships and activities that are no longer essential. Specifically, UNICEF will continue to provide targeted assistance for those with specific needs through:
- individual case management
- cash programming
- prevention and response to gender-based violence and
- inclusions in education systems and social protection programs
As the war in Ukraine continues to impact children within their home country and abroad, we thank you for your contributions. With your generous support, UNICEF will continue to reach Ukrainian children throughout 2024 with critical services in health, nutrition, child protection, gender-based violence, WASH and social protection alongside government relief and recovery efforts.
On behalf of the children and families UNICEF is reaching, thank you for your contribution.