Child Protection Multisectoral Needs Assessment - Ukraine 2023

Child Protection Multisectoral Assessment - Ukraine 2023


Since the start of the conflict on 24 February 2023, Ukraine has experienced widespread destruction, leading to the internal displacement of 6.3 million people and more than 14.33 million Ukrainian refugees who have fled across the borders, with 17.6 million in need of humanitarian assistance.

Ukraine is also experiencing an acute child protection crisis. It is estimated that at least 1,000 children have been killed since the second phase of the conflict began, with a further 3.4 million in need of immediate and multi-faceted child protection interventions, including, but not limited to, psychosocial support services, case management, family tracing and reunification, and alternative care arrangements, access to clean drinking water and food security, alongside further essential emergency winterization programming to offset the risk of extreme exposure to freezing temperatures.

With almost two-thirds of children being forced to leave their homes, the child protection risks are huge, and yet access to beneficiaries is a considerable challenge for organizations across vast swathes of Eastern Ukraine, compounded by energy black-outs which regularly disrupt child protection activities from taking place.

Accordingly, World Vision conducted a Child Protection Multisectoral Needs Assessment of key humanitarian needs in Dnipro, Kharkiv and Kherson Oblasts to identify the most critical humanitarian needs and risks, and the priority sectors for intervention.

Contact: Paul Kiggwe, Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Manager at paul_kiggwe@wvi.org