The war in Ukraine is having a devastating impact on the country’s 7.5 million children. Humanitarian needs are multiplying by the hour as the fighting continues. Children continue to be killed, wounded and deeply traumatized by the violence all around them. Families are terrified, in shock, and desperate for safety.
By 8 May, more than 5.8 million refugees had fled Ukraine, around half of them children. Millions more people have been internally displaced. Such large-scale displacements could have lasting consequences for generations to come. Children fleeing war in Ukraine are also at heightened risk of human trafficking and exploitation.
Meanwhile, attacks using explosive weapons in populated urban areas continue to inflict civilian casualties including among children, and considerable damage to essential infrastructure and services. As a result, children’s homes, schools, hospitals, water systems, power plants, and places where civilians are seeking shelter have been damaged or destroyed.
UNICEF is working with partners to reach vulnerable children and families with essential services including health, education, protection, water and sanitation as well as life-saving supplies.
Ainsley Gommon staff are meeting in Chester on Friday 13th May for a walk together in aid of the Unicef Ukraine fund.
Please join us in donating to Unicef to help protect children in Ukraine.
£32 could help pay for a large first aid kit for a health worker.
£46 could help provide a family with an emergency water & hygiene kit.
£80 could help pay for school supplies to help at least 20 children continue their education in an emergency.
You can help AGA raise money for this great cause by donating directly to our fundraising page JustGiving
JustGiving sends your donation straight to Unicef UK and automatically reclaims Gift Aid if you are a UK taxpayer, so your donation is worth even more.
Thank you for your support!