Nearly 630,000 children face “extreme needs” after returning home to Ukraine

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Save the Children says about 600,000 people have returned to poverty and 360,000 have returned to war-affected provinces.

The non-governmental organization Save the children warned about this on Wednesday 630,000 Ukrainian children who have returned to their homes since the beginning of the Russian invasion, which marks the second anniversary on Saturday, are confronted with ‘extreme needs’ that endanger their lives.

The NGO has reminded this 15 million people have fled their homes since the start of the Russian invasion and has insisted that this was the “fastest” displacement crisis in Europe since the Second World War. Today, 6.3 million Ukrainians are refugees abroad and 3.7 million people are displaced within their own country.

In this context, more than 4.5 million displaced people have returned to their homes 1.1 million children. Of this number, more than 600,000 have returned to situations of poverty and danger, while 360,000 have returned to provinces affected by the war or on the front lines of the fighting, including Dnipro, Kharkov, Mykolaiv, Odessa and Sumi.

For example, he explained that ‘extreme need’ is the second highest category of needs in the needs assessment carried out using data from REACH and the International Organization for Migration (IOM), while detailing that these children 62% are more likely to suffer from these types. needs than the rest of the population.

“The children of Ukraine have endured two long years of violence and destruction,” said the director of the NGO in Ukraine. Sonia Kisswho added that “many families have been forced to leave their homes in search of safety, and have now chosen to return as soon as possible.”

Source: EITB

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