ALLIANCE FOR PUBLIC HEALTH COMMEMORATES INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN’S DAY
On International Children’s Day Alliance for Public Health calls to prioritize more children affected by war in Ukraine – to provide them access to medical and social services, including HIV, TB and other health services, education, appropriate living conditions and access humanitarian assistance.
Children are among the most vulnerable groups suffering from russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine, making the devastating impact of war on 7.5 million children in Ukraine.
- Evacuation from war affected regions (literally from the first days of the war).
- Alliance supported 17 shelters in 10 regions of Ukraine (Zaporizhia, Mykolaiv, Dnipro, Donetsk, Odesa, Kyiv, Vinnytsia, Poltava, Cherkasy, Lviv and Kharkiv regions) including safe spaces for children and adolescents.
- Providing medical, psychological, educational, humanitarian needs of internally displaced children – 200 small humanitarian projects were supported having families with children and adolescents among the key recipients with over 5 000 children received different kinds of assistance.
- Humanitarian assistance to medical and social institutions working with children (among over 2 000 tons of humanitarian assistance delivered by Alliance humanitarian convoys the significant share was for children: food, milk formula, medical pediatric supplies, equipment for child rehabilitation, educational materials, toys etc).
- Targeted humanitarian, social and medical support for children from key populations families, in particular, people who use drugs (PWUD), sex workers (CSW) and other KPs.
- Support for over 700 children with special needs from orphanages and state institutions both local and evacuated from occupied territories and war affected areas.
- Support for educational and extra-curricular and tailored group leisure activities for 313 children from Kyiv, Poltava, Kharkiv, Odesa, Cherkasy and Slovyansk.
- Providing basic humanitarian and medical support to children and families living on de- occupied territories through Alliance’s mobile treatment points (MTP), particularly in Kherson and Kharkiv regions, near the frontline where medical, educational and social infrastructure are not functional.
- Providing medical, social and psychological support through HeplNOW, Help24 and other platforms to war refugees – families with children and adolescents.
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