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4 June 2020 - Story

TWO YEARS ON: WHAT DO YOUNG PEOPLE THINK?

Alina*, 12, “I hope the conflict will stop and everything will be good. And that I can live in our house again.”

Friday 11 March 2016

The conflict in eastern Ukraine has changed the lives of young people forever: many have missed school, had their homes destroyed and have been forced to re-start their lives in new communities. More than 3.1 people are affected and need urgent humanitarian assistance. 

As we near the two year anniversary of the conflict, we asked young people how they felt about their lives and their hopes for the future. 
 
 
 
“I want the war to end. And I want to go home and see my friends. I want people to stop dying.”  Leo*, 16.
 
 Sacha Myers/Save the Children
 
Sacha Myers/Save the Children
 
“Many people have died and children have died. If you want peace you have to start with yourself.”  Yana*, 17.
 
 Sacha Myers/Save the Children
Sacha Myers/Save the Children
 
“I want the war to end and I want peace. We need some help to solve this problem.”  Misha*, 17.
 
 
 Sacha Myers/Save the Children
Sacha Myers/Save the Children
 
“The conflict is not making the world a better place. We have to focus on peace and friendship because this is the only way.”  Olesya*, 18. 
 
 Sacha Myers/Save the Children
Sacha Myers/Save the Children