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How Your Contributions Last Year Helped Ukraine

The two-year mark of the war in Ukraine has unfortunately come to pass. We wanted to reach out with an update and sincere note of gratitude for your past support. For many, this somber milestone is incredibly difficult to confront as Ukrainian families continue to face the severe impact of protracted violence and displacement. Still, the effects of war have been met with an international humanitarian response, and UNICEF has maintained its position as a leader in these efforts to meet the needs of children.

The reports outline the current situation for children as well as UNICEF’s work, both in Ukraine and neighboring countries, over the past two years and moving into 2024.

The impact of your partnership is embedded in every promising statistic and hopeful story – thank you!  We hope you continue your trust and dedication to UNICEF’s mission.

In reading through the report, you’ll note that the prolonged violence and destruction of homes, schools and other critical infrastructure have led to a mental health and learning crisis for children. A childhood filled with perpetual fear, the loss of family and community, and the complete disruption of all that is routine have heightened their risk of depression and anxiety. Across the country, 40 percent of Ukraine’s children cannot access continuous education and around half of Ukrainian refugee children are not enrolled in education systems in host countries.

UNICEF continues to center its emergency response around providing life-saving supplies and access to essential services. Over the past two years, UNICEF has delivered heating supplies for homes and schools during winter months, repaired water systems to keep children learning, provided over 10 million children and women with access to health care, and much more. At the same time, UNICEF is working with governments, municipalities and local partners in Ukraine and host countries to strengthen national systems and shift towards long-term, sustainable recovery strategies.

UNICEF staff on the ground often remark on the resilience of children during crises. Children’s desire to keep learning, playing and thriving despite what they have endured motivates UNICEF’s work every day. And so does your partnership, which provides the resources needed to help children and families, like those in Ukraine, survive and recover.

3-year-old Diana is happy to be out for a walk after long days and nights sheltering in a basement to keep safe from shelling. Diana and her family live in Lyman, Ukraine where 85 percent of houses have been destroyed.

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