We are responding with assistance in Ukraine, Romania, Moldova, and Georgia. As of 7 June, our response has reached over 115,000 children and parents.
The Ukraine conflict has seen the destruction of lives, homes, education, livelihoods, and the protective shield of family security. More than 3 million children have been forced to flee Ukraine since the end of February. The people of Ukraine have suffered death, injury, and mental and emotional harm, with fears millions more must make dangerous journeys to escape Ukraine. Children’s lives and their sense of safety are being uprooted by the conflict and sadly, at this point, there is no end in sight.
We launched our multi-country response by building on our long-standing development and child protection programmes in Romania. When the crisis began, our staff were at the border points, providing food and NFIs. Since then, World Vision has intensively scaled up its operations across four countries (Ukraine, Romania, Moldova, and Georgia), caring for the most vulnerable refugees and internally displaced people.
To date, our response has reached over 115,000 children and parents. World Vision’s operational sites are many, but so too is our range of assistance, from providing food and hygiene items, to creating safe places for children and their caregivers, to supporting transit centres and hosting families. The crisis, like many, requires World Vision to tailor our programs to meet urgent needs in support of national and local systems already in place.