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Thousands of thousands of children do not get ivvvzThree children histories of conflict-stricken Ukraine


On the scene, Ukraine, the protagonist of three children who have survived something that no child should have. Armed conflict erupted in eastern Ukraine in 2014 and continues to this day.

Diana wants to be a babyAs a result of the clashes, 1.6 million people have been forced to leave their homes by now. Hundreds of thousands of children are at risk because they have no access to clean water and education, and their lives are constantly threatened. UNICEF has reported on three children's stories, all of whom are living in conflict-affected areas.

Five to school - across the front line

The 14-year-old Diana wakes up at 5:30 every morning to make the border Horlivka come to ring. The school has 2 cars on the road in Opytn. A worn-out school bus, which the school principal maintains in a lack of resources, can be bombarded any time. The minibus just blasted off near the front line a few weeks ago. The young girl wants to learn, so despite the dangers, she's still going to school to teach her mind. "I want to be young. I like taking care of the kids and getting along well with us," Diana said. The beginning of armed struggles has resulted in more than 750 schools being bombed, and 700,000 children have been educated on the front.
So far, 33 schools have been built with the help of UNICEF. The school is able to provide children with a sense of normality and to assist in the processing of traumas.

Gardening - on the Bomb Ground

Artyom was barely 10 years old and had seen a lot of horror over his life. The little boy lives in Donetsk with his parents, where his sixth year is in armed clashes. The family home is located near the front line. Artyom's parents, two grandmothers, and one of their neighbors wound up in the garden when the land was bombed. They were all hurt by the impact. Arty was hit by a crack in the back of the house. Because the ambulance did not recover, his parents walked with him to the nearest hospital for 20 minutes. "I can't tell what I felt when I saw my son bleeding," says his father, shaken. The little boy still does not hear properly and struggles with frequent headaches. In eastern Ukraine, many children do not have access to adequate care and, moreover, due to the collapse of the health care system, often vaccinated people, who have long been neglected, have appeared. As a result of low vaccination rates, childbirth laws have emerged and the number of bends has exploded. The psychic price of war is also measurable: every fourth child in the conflict-affected areas suffers from post-traumatic stress symptoms.
UNICEF has provided basic protections for children. Psychologists and mobile health teams support children.

Ivуvнz does not live in Europe

Ilia lives 13 years and lives in the eastern Ukraine, near the front line. Because of the bombing, our family will not have access to pure drinking water. Three times a day, the son brings water that he needs to cook, clean and drink. "Two yellow water comes in and often sour," said Ilia. In eastern Ukraine, 500,000 children have no access to clean ivory. But that water tower will soon be destroyed. UNICEF is involved in the rehabilitation of water-borne systems: in 2018, 1.8 million people were provided with clean and safe drinking water.
UNICEF's facilities are limited, as resources for children and families in eastern Ukraine and the health and water care sector are currently only 30%.
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