This includes more than 1.8 million who have crossed into neighbouring countries as refugees and 2.5 million who are now internally displaced.
Keep children and young people safe, whether they are continuing to attend school or staying at home particularly for those at risk of abuse or neglect and those with special educational needs.
Protect children and families facing financial insecurity as a result of the crisis and to prevent child poverty reaching a record high.
Support the mental health and wellbeing of all children through the crisis – particularly in the context of school closures and pressure on health services.
We continue to do all we can to support the collective effort to face this challenge and to ensure the social and economic effects of the war and the coronavirus pandemic are not felt in the lives of our children in the years ahead.
According to the International Organisation for Migration (IOM), one in three internally displaced people suffers from a chronic condition – aggravating the health of those with non-communicable diseases.
“In just a few weeks, the war has wrought such devastation for Ukraine’s children,” Ms. Russell added.
“Children urgently need peace and protection. They need their rights”, she continued, appealing for an immediate cease-fire and greater protection of children.
That’s why we, the CHILD SAFE FOUNDATION, have launched an appeal to raise funds for local charities and grassroots organisations globally that can provide a vital support to people in the quickest way possible.