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Emergency aid for children and families in Ukraine - SOS Children's Village

A project from SOS-Kinderdörfer weltweit
in Browary, Ukraine

After the outbreak of war in Ukraine, thousands of people need help and protection. SOS Children's Villages supports with transports to safe areas, food, hygiene articles and medical aid. Please help!

F. Strobel
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About this project

The war in Ukraine continues unabated. The extent of the destruction and the humanitarian situation in the country are catastrophic. People are desperate, millions are fleeing. Children and families need help, in the acute need - but also in the long term.

The war in Ukraine is hitting people with unrelenting force. It is estimated that 18 million Ukrainians - nearly half the country's population - have been affected by the conflict. More than 4.9 million people have already fled abroad, including more than 2.8 million to Poland and another 2.5 million to various Eastern European countries. Approximately 7.1 million people have fled within Ukraine. It is estimated that about half of the refugees are children.

The situation in the country is catastrophic. Shelling and bombardment continue unabated. Thousands of civilians are killed or injured. Infrastructure, hospitals and other public facilities have been destroyed. In the embattled areas, many people are forced to hold out in bomb shelters under devastating conditions. Electricity and water supplies are failing, food is becoming scarce, and the medical care situation is also deteriorating. In overcrowded shelters and emergency accommodation for refugees, there is a threat of an increase in infectious diseases, including Covid-19. Many children and adults are also suffering psychological consequences from the experience of violence and flight.

SOS Children's Villages staff are standing by children and families in Ukraine and neighboring countries.

Extensive relief efforts
Immediately after the outbreak of the war, the humanitarian aid of SOS Children's Villages started:
  • Transport to safe areas 
  • Accommodation in rented shelters or in SOS Children's Villages facilities in neighboring countries
  • food, hygiene products and blankets 
  • medical assistance 
  • psychosocial support after stress and shock 
  • Relief measures must be constantly adapted to the changing situation. In addition to acute emergency aid, affected families should also receive long-term support. 

With your donation you enable short- and long-term relief measures for children and families in Ukraine and the region.

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After the outbreak of war in Ukraine, thousands of people need help and protection. SOS Children's Villages supports with transports to safe areas, food, hygiene articles and medical aid. Please help!

About this project

F. Strobel Write a message

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About

betterplace.org is the largest German donation platform. Since 2007 we have been helping people, aid organizations and companies to do good. All projects on betterplace.org are non-profit. Since we ourselves also do not work for profit, our platform is free of charge for the projects.
2007founded
12,500non-profit organisations
185m €for a good cause
Initiative Transparente Zivilgesellschaft (Logo)