Conflict in Ukraine poses immediate threat to children

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  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

UNICEF is working to scale up life-saving support for children and their families.


Escalating conflict in Ukraine poses an immediate and growing threat to the lives and well-being of the country’s 7.5 million children. Humanitarian needs are multiplying – and spreading by the hour. Children have been killed. Children have been wounded. They are being profoundly traumatized by the violence all around them. Hundreds of thousands of people are on the move, and family members are becoming separated from their loved ones.

The past eight years of conflict in eastern Ukraine have inflicted profound and lasting damage to children on both sides of the line of contact. Now, the suffering extends across the country. Hundreds of thousands are without safe water, electricity or water due to damage to infrastructure. UNICEF is working to scale up humanitarian delivery in the east and expanding across the country as needed.

We must protect all children in Ukraine. Now. They need peace. DONATE NOW! 


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