In War, Children Suffer First and Suffer Most. 

Ukraine’s children are paying an extraordinary price throughout this war. For those who have survived so far, they live in terror every day. 

On the 8th July 2024, children were once again attacked. This time it was whilst they were receiving treatment at a children’s hospital in Kyiv. Those who have been lucky enough to survive will have nightmares as they relive the horrors of this horrific attack. 

As the war in Ukraine continues, more and more traumatised children are in urgent need of psychosocial support. Younger children who have started wetting the bed or sadly self-harming, urgently need play and art therapy to help process and deal with their trauma.  

In May 2024 alone, UNICEF reached 30,000 traumatised children with psychosocial support. But whilst the war rages on and attacks like the one on the children’s hospital continue, more and more children will need life-saving psychosocial support. 

A rescue worker carries a child as first responders, hospital staff and volunteers clear the rubble and search for people trapped under debris after an attack that hit Ukraine’s largest children’s medical centre.

Please donate now to help a child in need in Ukraine. 

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Seven-year-old Hlib at an art therapy session run by the mobile team specialists from UNICEF.

2.9 million children in Ukraine need support. 

Children have been killed and injured, and many have lost parents and siblings, their homes, schools and playgrounds. No child should ever have to bear that kind of suffering.” said Catherine Russell, UNICEF Executive Director. 

The war in Ukraine has decimated infrastructure, livelihoods, and essential services. With no income, many families are struggling to survive. UNICEF is providing vital cash transfers to families in desperate need. With this money they are able to buy essential food and water their children need.   

UNICEF is working around the clock to provide the life-saving assistance children in Ukraine need, but we can’t do this without your help. 

Please will you give the gift of life today? Please donate to help protect children in Ukraine. 

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UNICEF is on the ground right now helping children who are scared, hungry and alone. 

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

  • €50 could provide 3 children with enough emergency food and clean drinking water to keep them strong and healthy. 
  • €75 could provide 3 children with life-saving hygiene kits to help protect them against contaminated water. 
  • €150 could provide enough essential medicine to treat 18 sick and injured children, saving their lives. 

Milana in Ukraine holding her doll

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:


UNICEF Ireland,

33 Lower Ormond Quay,

Dublin D01 R283.

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