More than 1m children have now fled Ukraine as war continues to ravage the country, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said.
“The number of children on the move is staggering, an indication of how desperate the situation for children and families in Ukraine has become. Children are leaving everything they know behind in search of safety. This is heart-breaking,” UNICEF Regional Director for Europe and Central Asia Afshan Khan noted.
UNICEF is appealing for USD 349m to prevent a further deterioration of the welfare of children in Ukraine and neighbouring countries and to enable the effective provision of critical life-saving support.