Humanitarian Response for Children Inside Ukraine Factsheet No. 1 (April 29 - May 6 2022)


Issues of note

• This is a child protection emergency with major protection concerns for children including, displacement and family separation (children on the move), grave violations against child rights, risk of child trafficking, violence against children and the impact on the physical and mental health and well-being of children; as well as sexual and gender-based violence.

• UNICEF is working with partners to make sure that children in Ukraine receive humanitarian assistance as well as the protection care and services they need.

• UNICEF is leveraging its technical expertise to have cross sectoral programming in “Spilno Spots” that are being set up across Ukraine to support children affected by the war.
Spilno means “together” in Ukrainian. A Spilno spot is a center for connecting children with child protection services (including mental health and psycho-social support), learning, first aid and referrals for additional health services, and registration for humanitarian cash assistance