One Year of the War in Ukraine: Expanding KIND’s Work Helping Unaccompanied and Separated Children from Ukraine

February 24, 2023

In the year since the escalation of the conflict in Ukraine, two out of three children from Ukraine have been displaced from their homes. More than eight million people were forced to flee Ukraine, more than two million of whom are children. Many of those children are unaccompanied or separated from their families. They face great risk of human trafficking, exploitation, and long-term family separation, among other harms.

Because many of these unaccompanied children in Europe are not registered with governmental authorities, we cannot know their exact numbers. As the conflict rages on, the needs of fleeing Ukrainians, including children, will likely remain high. KIND is responding to that growing need, working with our partners to protect—including establishing new partnerships in Poland, Slovakia, and Italy—the rights of children as they seek safety throughout Europe.

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