7.5 Million Children At Risk in Ukraine

Children in Ukraine – at least 7.5 million – are in grave danger of physical harm, severe emotional distress and displacement, says the Save The Children (SCF) fund.

Six-year-old Olha* lives with her mother Valentyna* and sister Marina* in a town on the frontline of the conflict in Eastern Ukraine.

SCF says: “As war (spreads) in Ukraine, our teams are working to reach children and families threatened across the region. Here’s what we know so far:

Explosions across the country have forced families to take refuge in basements and bomb shelters. More than 100,000 have fled their homes since Monday.

Urgent needs

Food, water, cash assistance and safe shelter are some of the most urgent needs as families flee the conflict amid freezing temperatures and brutal conditions.

Your support can make a vital difference as we respond to meet the most urgent needs of children at this critical moment.

We need your support to help millions of children in urgent moments like this. Will you rush an immediate donation to the Children’s Emergency Fund to help deliver lifesaving aid to children in crisis?

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Six-year-old Olha* lives with her mother Valentyna* and sister Marina* in a town on the frontline of the conflict in Eastern Ukraine.

“We have already seen three* young lives needlessly lost and we fear for all of the children of Ukraine as the situation rapidly deteriorates. Children are bearing the brunt of this crisis, and are now paying for a war not of their making with their lives”

Irina Saghoyan, Save the Children’s Eastern Europe Director

*This number has grown since we spoke to Irina. At least ten children have now been killed.

The situation continues to change rapidly, but the tragic reality remains the same: Millions of children are facing horrors that no one should ever know – horrors that directly threaten their lives and futures.

Of the 120 people already reportly killed, at least ten have been children.

Children are bearing the brunt of this crisis.

Children are paying for a war not of their making, with their lives.

Your support today will help provide critical resources and protection to children facing violence and other unimaginable hardships.

Please, will you rush a Children’s Emergency Fund donation now to help children facing conflict and other devastating hardships?

Thank you for being someone children can count on. Your support will help build change to last a lifetime for the ones who need it most.

The Save the Children emergency support team        

What Is Our Children’s Emergency Fund?

In times of humanitarian crises, when children are at their most vulnerable, Save the Children is there. We are always among the first organisations to deliver life-saving support for children and their families.

Our Children’s Emergency Fund allows us to respond wherever the need is greatest. It helps us to reach children quickly with the essentials they need to survive.

We distribute winter kits and hygiene kits, providing cash grants to families so they can meet basic needs such as food, rent and medicines. We also support children to overcome the mental and psychological impact of the conflict.

Your donation today could make a real difference whenever a disaster or a humanitarian situation like this one hits tomorrow. Donating to our Children’s Emergency Fund saves lives.”

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Please, will you rush a Children’s Emergency Fund donation now to help children facing conflict and other devastating hardships?

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