How to support a Ukraine family
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.
The past eight years of conflict in Ukraine have already inflicted profound and lasting harm on children. Now, the threats to Ukraine’s children have only grown. By 10 April, more than 4.5 million refugees had fled Ukraine, more than 90 percent of whom are women and children. Millions more people have been internally displaced. Such large-scale displacements could have lasting consequences for generations to come. Children fleeing war in Ukraine are also at heightened risk of human trafficking and exploitation. Meanwhile, attacks using explosive weapons continue to move closer to populated urban areas increasingly striking children’s homes, schools, hospitals, water systems, power plants, and places where civilians are seeking shelter.