Crisis in Ukraine

You can help children affected by the crisis in Ukraine to survive, recover and build a future.

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Children who have left everything need your help now.

Children in Ukraine have had to leave their homes, with no end to the conflict in sight. Can you imagine running from the home you love, frightened for your life, surrounded by the stench of smoke and ear-splitting explosions? This is the reality for millions of children forced to flee within Ukraine and to neighbouring countries since the crisis began. And as fighting worsens, even more families are being forced to leave everything behind.

Refugee families urgently need food, essentials, protection against trafficking, support to recover from trauma and more. They need your help now.

You can help refugee children now

You can help refugee children now

Right now, we're supporting refugees and host communities in Romania, Moldova and Georgia, as well as families displaced within Ukraine.

Because of caring people like you, we're providing food, essentials, heaters, clothing, emergency toilets, soap, nappies, toothbrushes and toothpaste, safe spaces for kids to play, education supplies, support to help kids cope with trauma, and more. But we can't do it without you.

We urgently need your help to provide more support like:
• Setting up child friendly spaces for children living as refugees
• Supporting refugees to access basic services and information
• Providing life-saving food and everyday essentials to families in need

Donate now to help children and families affected by the crisis in Ukraine.

You can help provide vital essentials like hygiene kits to children forced to flee their homes due to conflict.

“We are genuinely concerned about the growing humanitarian and psychological needs of the children and families most affected by the crisis in Ukraine. There is a growing psychological impact on children and families.”

- Eleanor Monbiot OBE, World Vision’s Regional Leader for Middle East and Eastern Europe.

Devastating effects that will last a lifetime

Devastating effects that will last a lifetime

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Ukrainian children have lost their homes, schools, and everything that anchored them in life. They need immediate support to help them process what they’ve been through. Otherwise, millions will suffer life-long mental health issues.

Adding to their trauma, many refugee children are out of school. They’re missing precious opportunities to learn, play, and just be kids.

Learn more in our report No Peace of Mind: The looming mental health crisis for the children of Ukraine

"Going back to school gives children a sense of normality, but millions of boys and girls in Ukraine will miss the new school year, and it will be incredibly difficult to regain the time and opportunity to learn” Jennifer Neelsen, World Vision Ukraine Crisis Response Director.

“The consequences for children affected by this conflict escalation are gravely concerning. Focus needs to be directed towards protecting those most vulnerable to the escalation of this crisis."

- Eleanor Monbiot OBE, World Vision’s Regional Leader for Middle East and Eastern Europe.

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