Ukrainian children are sure to dance in Prague

Six-year-old Eva stretches her body backwards with ease and her satisfied smile is reflected in the large mirror in the dance studio while other Ukrainian children look on in awe. They are all attending a free ballet class for young Ukrainian refugees that the National Theater in Prague opened in late March, a month after … Read more

Ukrainian children in Poland: Smile again?

Published on : 04/14/2022 – 18:00 Poland hosts by far the most Ukrainian refugees. According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, more than 2.5 million people crossed the border on the 50th day of the Russian offensive. Including more than 700,000 children. Poles make it their duty to facilitate their integration. But how … Read more

“Every day the war goes on, children continue to suffer”

New York, April 11, 2022 – “Mr. President, Excellencies and Colleagues, I would like to express my appreciation to Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield and Ambassador Ferit Hoxha for convening today’s meeting. I would also like to thank Ambassador Woodward and the United Kingdom for hosting this briefing during your presidency of the Security Council. I returned from … Read more

“The fighting must stop” for children, says UNICEF

Published on : 04/13/2022 – 02:27 More than 4.24 million Ukrainian refugees have fled their country since the invasion ordered by Russian President Vladimir Putin on February 24. The figures come from the High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). Including many children. These last are” attacked in places where they should be safe: schools, hospitals, homes, … Read more

the unspeakable terror of Boutcha through the eyes of children – deliverance

War between Ukraine and Russiadossier At Boutcha, the Russian forces withdrew. But war and its violence are ever-present in 6-year-old Vlad’s eyes, reports the Associated Press. For more than a week, the horrific images of the city of Boutcha have been going around the world and have become a symbol of the atrocities of war … Read more

Warning for thousands of children in Ukrainian orphanages

Stranded or displaced by the bombings, during sometimes poorly monitored initiatives and relocated to countries across trafficker-ridden border areas, the tens of thousands of children housed in facilities in Ukraine whose lives were precarious before the war find themselves in a “chaotic state “ situation, NGOs and experts warn. Ukraine is an exceptional case, with … Read more

Disabled children in care: another tragedy of Ukraine

At least 100,000 children, orphans or disabled, are crammed into Soviet-era institutions in Ukraine. Places where corruption and abuse are rampant. With the largest number of children placed in orphanages, boarding schools or institutions for the disabled, a vast closed and often dysfunctional system, Ukraine is an exceptional case in Europe, according to NGOs. The … Read more

Rising food prices: Millions of children in the Middle East and North Africa are at increased risk of malnutrition

Amman, April 7, 2022 – Six weeks into the war in Ukraine, the fragile nutritional status of children in the Middle East and North Africa will continue to deteriorate. As Muslims in the region begin the holy month of Ramadan, import disruptions caused by the conflict are causing food shortages and high prices for essential … Read more

More than half of Ukraine’s children have been displaced after a month of conflict

“This conflict has resulted in one of the fastest large-scale displacements of children since World War II,” said Catherine Russell, Executive Director of UNICEF. “This is a sinister move that could have lasting consequences for generations to come. Children’s safety, well-being and access to essential services are all threatened by appalling and ongoing violence.” According … Read more