Ukraine

UNICEF Ukraine Humanitarian Situation Report No. 11 for 27 April to 3 May 2022

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Highlights

• Since 24 February, at least 227 children have been killed and 322 have been injured according to OHCHR.

• The situation in parts of eastern and southern Ukraine is especially grim, with at least one in every six UNICEF-supported schools in eastern Ukraine damaged or destroyed since the start of the war.

• Since 24 February, UNICEF has distributed critical health supplies to support access to primary health care for over 1.5 million children and women; UNICEF has ensured access to safe water for nearly 1.3 million people in affected areas and at least 112,086 people have been reached with WASH supplies.

• Since 24 February, UNICEF and partners have reached 158,920 children and caregivers through offline and online group and individual psychological counselling as part of community-based mental health and psychosocial support. A total of 268,417 children have also benefited from learning interventions with supplies provided by UNICEF and 158,824 children have been engaged in formal or nonformal education since 24 February.

• As of 20 April, UNICEF has provided assistance to over 9,000 people evacuated from Mariupol and frontline locations, including 115 people (40 children) evacuated from the Azovstal steel plant on 3 May; the evacuees have been provided with over 30,000 litres of water, 5 metric tons of medical supplies, 1,200 hygiene kits, recreational items, emergency food for children, counselling, and psychosocial support activities.

Situation Overview & Humanitarian Needs

The war in Ukraine continues to have unprecedented impacts on the lives of families and children. Since 24 February, at least 227 children have been killed and 322 have been injured.2 The situation is particularly dire in parts of eastern and southern Ukraine where active fighting and attacks continue adversely impacting the civilian population and civilian infrastructure. Also, sporadic/occasional strikes have been reported in western Ukraine. Of special concern is the situation in Mariupol where joint efforts between the United Nations and the International Committee of the Red Cross have allowed successful evacuations of civilians. Nevertheless, many more remain in the cut-off city, living in extremely precarious conditions. Schools and kindergartens, which should provide a safe space for children, have not been spared from the destruction. At least one in every six UNICEF-supported schools in eastern Ukraine has been damaged or destroyed since the start of the war.

As revealed by the latest Rapid Gender Analysis, the multisectoral impact of the crisis in Ukraine is affecting women disproportionally. Women constitute the majority of those displaced and face significantly increased safety and protection risks. Incidents of gender-based violence, particularly domestic violence and conflict-related sexual violence, are reportedly increasing, but services for survivors are not provided in full. Protection, physical health, mental health care, and safe shelter have been identified as priority needs for women interviewed by the study.