When the war in Ukraine reached his hometown, Ihor (15) and his family packed their bags and fled. Days later, they would arrive in a small village in neighbouring Moldova. As War Child and other humanitarian organisations move in to the country, the local community has banded together to support families.
Platon is one of the many children forced to flee his home because of the terrifying crisis in Ukraine.
As a new phase of violent conflict began today in Ukraine, War Child is deeply concerned for the welfare of 7.5 million children – who are at grave risk of death, injury, mental distress, and displacement following an increased escalation in hostilities.
Coronavirus is creating a children’s emergency, dragging alarming numbers of boys and girls into poverty and child labour in conflict-affected countries.