Number of internal displacement continues to increase in Ukraine, with 1,177,748 people who left the eastern part of the country, of whom 148,313 are children (Source: Ministry of Social Policy).
The humanitarian situation continues to be dire in the east of the country. Travel restrictions have limited the freedom of movement for civilians. They have also seriously delayed the delivery of humanitarian aid to civilians in non-government-controlled areas.
At least 109 children were reported to have been injured and 42 killed by landmines and unexploded ordnance in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions of eastern Ukraine since March last year.
UNICEF and its partners continue to implement a mine-risk education campaign in the crisis-affected areas of Ukraine - providing 500,000 children and their families with lifesaving information about the risks posed by landmines and explosives.
UNICEF is working with the local Department of Education to sign a Memorandum of Understanding to support the rehabilitation of 40 schools in the government- controlled Donetsk and Luhansk regions.
Between 17 and 29 March, more than 3,000 internally displaced people (IDPs), including over 1,700 children, received legal and psycho-social support and visited child-friendly spaces at the Community Protection Centres in Kharkiv, Dnipropetrovsk and Zaporizhia regions.