Impact & Initiatives
The escalating situation in Ukraine is having a devastating impact on children and their families. Hundreds of thousands of people are fleeing their homes to find safety in other parts of the country or across Ukraine’s borders. As of March 9, over 2.1 million people have crossed into Poland, Romania, Moldova and other neighboring countries. The number is rising rapidly with UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, warning that the war is set to create Europe’s largest refugee crisis this century. Displacement places women and children at increased risk of gender-based violence, abuse, psychological trauma, and family separation.