A Month of the war in Ukraine: Charitable Foundation ‘The Voices of Children’ provided assistance to more than 5,000 victims

UKRAINE, MARCH 24: Since the beginning of the full-scale russian invasion of Ukraine, the Charitable Foundation ‘ The Voices of Children’  has provided 1.5 million UAH in aid to more than 5 000 war victims.

The foundation helps to evacuate children from the east of the country and arrange their settlement in western towns, provides psychological support, provides humanitarian aid and the necessary shelters.

If to speak about psychological support for children and parents during the month of war:

  • Together with the NaUKMA center, a toll-free phone number and a chat-bot of psychological help “We are close” were created. Psychologists provided more than 100 consultations at the request of parents from all over the country and abroad.
  • Group and individual psychotherapy sessions, art therapy classes in Lviv, Truskavets, Skhidnytsia and Poltava were given to 190 children who were relocated from the shelling, wards of Lysychansk and Severodonetsk orphanages, children with disabilities

It is planned to open new locations of psychosocial support in Chernivtsi, Ivano-Frankivsk, Uzhhorod, as well as training of volunteers and psychologists, and work with parents.

Evacuation and settlement assistance:

  • 250 families with 850 children received our support during evacuation and settlement.
  • More than 3,000 families with children evacuated from Volnovakha and Myrnohrad, they received food and hygiene items.
  • 5 tons of fuel were provided for the relocation of Ukrainians from hotspots in the east: Volnovakha, Avdiivka, Severodonetsk, Rubizhne, Popasna and others. In total, more than 2,000 people were evacuated.
  • For 800 people – women with children – was provided assistance with setting up temporary and permanent shelters in Lviv and Truskavets.

Assistance to children in orphanages:

  • 80 students of the Znamyansk boarding school – children with disabilities who are difficult to relocate – received medicine, hygiene products, humidifiers, blankets and mattresses to arrange sleeping places in the basement.
  • Essentials and clothes were purchased at the Lysychansk Center for Psychosocial Rehabilitation
  • Delivery of medicine and hygiene is provided for almost 100 children with disabilities of Zhytomyr and Zaporizhia boarding schools

During the month of the war, the Voices of Children Charitable Foundation helped with delivery of 20 tons of humanitarian aid from abroad (baby food, diapers, bedding, long shelf life food, etc.) to war victims.

During this month, there is no family in Ukraine left that has not felt the devastating effects of the war. We, the employees of the foundation, also stayed in the basements, left our homes with one backpack, calmed our children while being under shelling. Along with this, we launched new assistance programs, psychological support and tried to reach those who are having the hardest time. Despite the non-stop work, too many children still do not have the basics: food, water, access to medicine and so on. Thanks to everyone who cares and sends help from all over the world “, – Olena Rozvadovska, founder of the  Charitable Foundation ‘The Voices of Children’.

A more detailed report on the work of ‘The Voices of Children’ during the month of the war in the period from February 24 to March 24 can be found here.

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Information:

Since 2015, the Charitable Foundation ‘The Voices of Children’ has been providing psychological and psychosocial assistance to children in eastern Ukraine affected by the military conflict in the frontline cities of Luhansk and Donetsk oblasts. Since the beginning of russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine, the fund has broadened its geography to cover all regions and expanded its activities.