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War Child is rapidly developing and deploying its life-saving work to protect, educate, and provide for the millions of children impacted by the ongoing war in Ukraine.

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The ongoing war in Ukraine continues to destroy vital infrastructure and services.

Over seven million people are now internally displaced. That includes more than half of the country’s children. People are being forced from their homes, and friends, often far from their family and loved ones. The trauma and human cost of this war will impact many generations to come.

War Child will not falter in our commitment to stay and support those on the frontline in Ukraine. We're independently assessing needs. Then impartially delivering life-saving help to those who need us most, when they need us most.

Scale of the challenge

  • 3.7 M

    People internally displaced, more than half are children.

  • 3.3 M

    Children in need of humanitarian assistance.

  • 3.6 M

    Children affected by the school closures.

Our work in Ukraine

War Child has been working to support those on the frontline in Ukraine since the conflict began in February 2022. We provide critical training for child-centred humanitarian responses while also working in neighbouring territories where people are being forced to flee. In 2023, we reached 70,557 people in Ukraine and 16,579 in Hungary.

boy sitting on a bag looking out the window at a cat
I remember how our windows in the room were shaking because of the explosions. That’s why we run from home, because of the war. And I had this feeling that we won’t come back home.
Olga, Ukraine.
We won’t stop until every child living through conflict is safe from harm.  But we can’t do it without you. 

Donate to War Child today and help us be there for children in Ukraine and other conflict zones around the world.

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