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. 

9-year-old Masha stands in front of the conflict-damaged exterior of her home in eastern Ukraine. Together with her mother, four sisters and a brother, Masha lives in an apartment in a partially destroyed high-rise building on the outskirts of town, just a few kilometres from the ‘contact line’.

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.

Donate Now

Here’s how your donations can directly help children in Ukraine.

€75 can provide 12,500 water purification tablets to ensure children have access to safe clean drinking water.

€100 can supply thermal fleece blankets to protect 16 children at risk in emergency situations or harsh winter conditions.

€250 can provide 6 first aid kits to help families in need of urgent medical care.

Other Ways to Donate

You can help us reach more children affected by the conflict in Ukraine. Please donate today and help us protect children in emergencies.

You can make a donation by phone, you can reach us on 01 878 3000, our office hours are Monday to Friday 09:00 – 17:30.

You can send your donation by post to:

Freepost,

UNICEF Ireland,

33 Lower Ormond Quay,

Dublin D01 R283.