The current situation of children in Ukraine in 2023 may be even worse than last year and there is no end in sight. The war with Russia has led to continued displacement, destruction of infrastructure, and loss of life - thousands of children have been killed, injured, and orphaned. These numbers are likely to be much higher, as many children have not been accounted for.
The majority of the child casualties have been caused by shelling and airstrikes, which have hit schools, hospitals, and other civilian infrastructure. Children have also been killed and injured in crossfire, and some have been abducted or taken to Russia. They have been exposed to violence, trauma, and uncertainty as more than 7.5 million have been displaced by the war, either within Ukraine or to neighboring countries. This has led to a loss of access to education, healthcare, and other essential services with thousands of schools, hospitals, and other vital infrastructure damaged or destroyed.
THEY NEED OUR HELP TO SURVIVE THIS CRISIS - HERE ARE A FEW SUGGESTIONS.
You can help children in Ukraine by donating to humanitarian organizations such as World Vision as they work to help the children by providing food, shelter, healthcare, and other essential services. (Please see our partnership with World Vision for “My Dream of Peace” - an unprecedented book featuring the art of the children in Ukraine) https://www.timotca.org/donate-ukraine
Volunteer your time: There are also many opportunities to volunteer your time to help children in Ukraine. You can help with things like packing relief supplies, providing translation services, or fundraising.
Spread awareness: You can help raise awareness about the situation in Ukraine by sharing information on social media, talking to your friends and family, and writing to your elected officials.
Every little bit helps. Thank you for your support.