Save the Children is the world's leading independent organization for children. We save children's lives; we fight for their rights; we help them fulfil their potential.
In everything we do, we aim to put the most deprived and marginalized boys and girls first.
Save the Children believes every child deserves a future. In Ukraine and around the world, we give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. We do whatever it takes for children – every day and in times of crisis – transforming their lives and the future we share.
In 2018 Save the Children reached more than 134 million children through our and our partners’ work across 120 countries, including in Ukraine.
Save the Children in Ukraine
In April 2014, fighting broke out between armed groups and government forces in the Donbas region of Eastern Ukraine. As the conflict intensified and spread, many children and their families were forced to flee their homes.
Save the Children launched a direct emergency response in Ukraine as a result of the conflict in 2014. We now have a team of around 30 staff delivering humanitarian and recovery programs in Eastern Ukraine.
We were working along the contact line delivering essential humanitarian aid including hygiene kits, heating items, warm clothes and life-saving equipment to hospitals.
We help children get access to safe and quality education, rehabilitate schools, train teachers and provide Mine Risk Education.
We run community centers to help children overcome their experiences through psychosocial support and art therapy.
We provide cash grants to families so they can buy urgent items such as medicine, food and pay utilities, and help them restore businesses.
Since the beginning of response, Save the Children has reached over 435,000 people, including 275,000 children (139,000 girls and 136,000 boys).