As conflict continues to escalate in Ukraine, millions of children and their families are in danger.
The whole child population of Ukraine, 7.5 million children, is now at risk as the conflict continues to escalate. With explosions in major cities across the country and thousands of families being forced to flee their homes, UNICEF is calling for an immediate ceasefire.
Homes, schools, water supplies and hospitals have been damaged or destroyed. Children have been separated from their families and hundreds of thousands of people have been left without safe water, electricity or water. Explosives including landmines are a daily threat to children’s lives.
More than 3 million people have now fled Ukraine, with the number expected to climb to 5 million.
We are working round the clock to keep families safe.
Please donate to help protect children in Ukraine.
How UNICEF is helping children in Ukraine
We have been working tirelessly to keep children safe since this conflict began eight years ago and we are determined to remain in Ukraine to reach the most vulnerable children and families.
- We are helping to provide families with access to clean water and healthy food.
- We are delivering lifesaving supplies to support families who have been forced to flee and are working closely with local health facilities to ensure they have the vital supplies needed.
- We are helping to make sure that child protection services continue.
- We are working with our partners and the UNHCR to assess the refugee situation across neighbouring countries.
- In neighbouring countries we are delivering Blue Dot safe spaces with our partners, which will provide care and support, information to families seeking refuge, psychosocial support, water and sanitation supplies, safe spaces for mothers and children, protection for unaccompanied and separated children and more.
Donating by phone
If you’re in the UK and would prefer to make a donation by phone, you can call our dedicated donation line: 0300 330 5699.
You can help us reach more children affected by the crisis. Please donate today and help us protect children in Ukraine.
Donating Items and Volunteering
We’re currently not accepting any items for the emergency appeal. These kind offers are really appreciated, but any donated items will need to be sorted, cleaned and transported which could impact our response, so please consider making a monetary donation instead to our emergency appeals.
We’re not currently sending any volunteers to Ukraine.
The best way you can help support our emergency work in Ukraine is to donate money to the appeal. Please give what you can, your donations will help us to protect children in Ukraine.