We are saddened by the death of civilians, including of a child, during yet another missile attack in Kyiv by the Russian military today.  

In recent weeks, we have witnessed an escalation of bombings during the day as well as at night, reaching a level never recorded since the beginning of the conflict in February 2022.  

Children are bearing the brunt of this conflict. More than 1,500 have been killed and injured in Ukraine since Russia’s full-scale invasion. Many more are being forcibly sent to Russia and millions have fled their homes.   

The war is having a devastating impact on their mental health and well-being.  

We have been working in Ukraine and in Moldova since the beginning of the conflict. At the centre of our intervention are children and their families. We have been supporting them by providing food, shelter, medicine, basic necessities and also access to education and psychosocial services.  

To date, we have supported 60,000 people, half of whom are children.