The Situation for Children in Ukraine is Critical

Life for 7.5 million children caught up in the crisis in Ukraine is deteriorating by the minute. Children have been wounded and killed.

The fighting is moving closer to schools, hospitals and orphanages. Homes have been damaged or destroyed. Medical supplies are running low.

Hundreds of thousands of people are without access to safe water. Over 1 million children have fled to neighbouring countries.

UNICEF has been in Ukraine for 25 years. Our teams are working day and night to scale up support but we need your support to help reach every child we can.

Please donate now to help protect children in Ukraine. 

Sofia,4, is photographed inside a house where she lives with her family after shelling by separatist forces in Novognativka, eastern Ukraine.

How UNICEF is Helping

As the crisis escalates, UNICEF is working to scale up life-saving programmes for children.

This includes trucking safe water to conflict-affected areas. It also includes readying health & education supplies and working to make sure there is instant help for children and families in need. UNICEF-supported mobile teams are also providing psychosocial care to traumatized children.

From our four offices located on both sides of the front line in Kramatorsk, Mariupol, Luhansk and Donetsk, UNICEF is working to:

  • Repair schools and water points damaged by the bombardments and ensuring access to drinking water for more than 1.7 million people.
  • Support the health care system. This includes providing necessary vaccines for preventable diseases like polio and measles.
  • Provide psychosocial support to more than 200,000 families and children.
  • Repairs damaged schools and kindergartens, as well as vital water and sanitation facilities.
  • Deliver vaccines, essential supplies, and cold chain equipment, support national efforts to strengthen the health care system and work with the community to ensure better service and coverage.

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:


UNICEF Ireland,

33 Lower Ormond Quay,

Dublin D01 R283.

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