Help Children in Ukraine and Ukraine Refugees 

  • Two year of war has been a catastrophe for children in Ukraine. They live in constant fear, with no end to the war in sight.
  • More than 6 million people in Ukraine remain internally displaced, while over 8 million have fled to neighboring countries as refugees.
  • In 2022, Save the Children supported more than 1,095,323 people, including 614,118 children.

More than 27 million people in Ukraine and neighboring countries will need humanitarian assistance this year

Half of Ukraine's energy infrastructure is destroyed, leaving millions without electricity, clean water and heat

More than 4 children a day are killed or injured, and this number is assumed to be a gross underestimate

Our Response in Ukraine and Neighboring Countries

In 2022, Save the Children supported nearly 1.1 million people, including 614,000 children, across Ukraine, Poland, Romania and Lithuania.

61,986 hygiene kits, containing soap, disinfectant, shampoo and toothbrushes, were distributed

34,770 people received mental health and psychosocial support

1,847 children made friends, played sports, did crafts and practiced languages through our summer camps

83 digital learning spaces, equipt with educational materials to help children access education, were implemented

35,969 famillies were supported with cash transfers

62 child-friendly spaces, where boys and girls can socialize, play, and feel like a children again, were set up

Save the Children has been operating in Ukraine since 2014, delivering essential humanitarian aid to children and their families. Your generous support makes this work possible. Make a donation to the Children's Emergency Fund

Advocate for Ukraine refugee children and those displaced in Ukraine by  joining our political advocacy arm — Save the Children Advocacy Network's —  efforts to send a message to Congress.

Ukraine Crisis: Frequently Asked Questions

Ukraine Crisis Facts:

  • Population of Ukraine: 43 million
  • People internally displaced by conflict: 6 million
  • Schools damanged by bombs and shelling: 3,045 

How Your Support Helps:

  • People provided with humanitarian aid: 1.1 million
  • Cash transfers provided: almost $26 million 
  • Children educated and empowered: 27,515

The war in Ukraine is having a devastating impact on children's mental health

Learn more about our mental health programs for the children of Ukraine

Related News and Features

A Year in My Life: A Ukrainian Teenager Shares Her Story of Surviving War

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5 Ways That Conflict Impacts Children's Mental Health

Distressing conflict-related events can affect children's psychological and emotional well-being in various ways, and have a long-term impact if left untreated.

Refugee Advocacy: How to Advocate for Refugees

Today, with the world's focus on Ukraine, Syria and too many other growing refugee crises, it's more important that we advocate for refugees. Join us.


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