Resources on the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine
The Eurochild Secretariat has decided as a team to adapt our course of action, given the current situation in Ukraine. Therefore, we are putting together a list of useful resources that light help you navigate these difficult times.
Help for people fleeing the war
- Children of War: state portal to search for missing and deported children launched in Ukraine.
- European Commission: Information for people fleeing the war in Ukraine - Preparing to leave; Your rights in the EU ;Travel inside the EU.
- MissingChildrenUkraine - Missing Children Europe launched a webpage with information on how to report a missing Ukrainian child as well as resources to support missing children and their families fleeing Ukraine.
- In 32 countries across Europe, organisations (including Eurochild members Telefono Azzurro and Smile of the Child) operate the free Europe-wide phone hotline 116 000 that can be used to report missing children and to seek assistance.
- Guide by UNODC and University of Manchester for parents: Caring for Children through Conflict and Displacement.
- Questions and Answers about Fleeing to Hungary from Ukraine for Children and Young People and Their Families. Available in ENG, HU, RU and UA.
- EU Skills Profile Tool for Third Country Nationals - This tool will make it easier for people to map their skills and find jobs and other opportunities. Now also in Ukrainian.
- Information for Ukrainian citizens in the Czech Republic. In CZ, EN, UA.
- EU and Ukrainian operators to help refugees from Ukraine stay connected: affordable or free roaming and international calls.
- Europass is now available in 30 languages including Ukrainian.
- European Commission launches a dedicated phone helpline in Ukrainian and Russian to assist those fleeing the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
- OSCE and Thomson Reuters launched Be Safe, a new initiative to raise awareness on human trafficking among the people fleeing Ukrainine.
- Education: Ukrainian Online Schedule - interactive schedule with links to the educational materials for all subjects according to the Ukrainian curricula for students 1-11th grades, while displaced or in a temporary shelter.
- Tele-lessons on Ukrainian TV channels: MEGOGO, 1+1 video, Київстар ТБ.
- Italian Ministry of Education: School reception of Ukrainian students. First indications and resources for Italian schools. Here's in Italian.
- Migrant Learners’ Unit: Notes for integrating children in schools in Malta.
- The Including Children Affected by Migration (ICAM) programme supports schools and parents/carers to successfully include refugee children in their community through 5 effective strategies.
- Statement by Commissioner Mariya Gabriel on measures in support of pupils and educational staff fleeing Ukraine following the Russian invasion.
- UNESCO: Mapping host countries’ education responses to the influx of Ukrainian students.
- School Education Gateway - Policy guidance by the European Commission on supporting the inclusion of Ukrainian refugees in education: Considerations, key principles and practices
- School Education Gateway: How to provide Early Childhood Education and Care to Ukrainian refugee children
- European Education Area: Promoting the enrolment of child refugees in education
- UNESCO: Mapping host countries’ education responses to the influx of Ukrainian students
Guidelines for professionals and volunteers
- Defence for Children Greece: Emergency Child Protection Response Toolkit for first line Professionals.
- Global Protection Cluster Protection Messages - Priority protection issues and gaps in Ukraine
- Child and Family Fondation - Advice for professionals and volunteers helping children coming from Ukrainian institutions.
- International Social Service (ISS): How to apply international standards when working with children and their families impacted by this crisis.
- Critical Considerations for Movement of Children During a Humanitarian Crisis - Better Care Network guidance for service providers in Ukraine and surrounding countries.
- The map of institutions in Ukraine.
- OSCE anti-trafficking recommendations
- GBV Guidelines: How to support survivors of gender-based violence - Pocket Guide in Ukrainian for Workers in Humanitarian Institutions. Also in Russian.
- Tip sheet: Safe recruitment for civil society organisations in development and humanitarian settings.
- Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action: Child Protection Resources. Materials in English, Ukrainian and/or Russian.
- Blog: Ensuring Help Does Not Harm Ukrainian Children - Eurochild member Florence Koenderink highlighs some important considerations for child protection systems.
- SFAC - Strengthening Families And Children: Three practical, science-backed coping strategies for difficult times
- FRA: Practical guidance for protecting unaccompanied children in the relocation process
Reports, data and surveys
- Eurochild, Child Circle and UNICEF ECARO: analysis of legal and child protection systems across the EU for children arriving from Ukraine
- Report: Children and the War in Ukraine - by Voices of Children, an NGO in Ukraine providing psycho-social support to children affected by war.
- OECD Report: Rights and Support for Ukrainian Refugees in Receiving Countries
- European borders pass resilience test: the new Schengen Report
- European Commission Timeline: how the EU has been supporting Ukraine since the start of the war
- European Council Infographic - Refugees from Ukraine in the EU
- UNICEF: Refugee Response in Neighboring Countries Humanitarian Situation Report No. 12 - 2022
- EU Agency for Fundamental Rights: online survey on persons displaced from Ukraine available in English, Ukrainian and Russian until end of September
Guidelines for governments
- European Commission: Guidelines to support Member States in applying the Temporary Protection Directive.
- European Commission Guidelines for countries bordering with Ukraine that are hosting refugees.
- FRA: Practical guidance for EU Member States for protecting unaccompanied children in the relocation process.
- European Commission: Toolkit on the Use of EU Funds for the Integration of People with a Migrant Background.
- European Commission launches an EU platform for registration of people enjoying temporary protection or adequate protection under national law
- Council of Europe's checklist for states on how to protect children affected by refugee crises from sexual abuse
Talking to Children
- Talking to Children about War - Strategies for talking to children by Barnardos Ireland.
- Discussing War with Young People - tips by NYCI, the representative body for voluntary youth organisations in Ireland.
- How do I talk to my children about the situation in Ukraine? - SOS Children's Villages explains in this short guide how to address the issue of the war in Ukraine with children.
- Espoo Finland: The situation in Ukraine also worries children and young people. Support to Finnish children.
- Children and Young People's Commissioner Scotland: When the news seems scary, you still have power - article for children and young people.
- Superscoala (RO): Guided meditations - audio stories that help children find calm
- Heroes can cry too - Colouring Book for children fleeing the Ukrainian war on how to deal with the trauma of the war
News & Updates
- Supporting care transformation in Ukraine based on disability inclusion approach.
- War 2022: crimes against children - Eurochild member from Ukraine Polina Klykova shares updates on the impact of war crimes on children.
- Social Platform has launched an info hub with calls for support and members responses.
- Latest news and stories from UNICEF - A list featuring photo-essays, stories, press releases and more.
- The Washington Times: Displaced Ukrainian children need aid, not adoption, advocates say
- UN’s Bachelet concerned over Ukraine orphans ‘deported’ to Russia for adoption
- DW: Ukrainian orphans find shelter in Poland
Responses, Communications and Press Releases
- Human Rights Council establishes an Independent International Commission of Inquiry to investigate all alleged violations of human rights in the context of the Russian Federation’s aggression against Ukraine.
- UNHCR: Ukraine Response Protection Snapshot, 25 Feb-1 Mar 2022 (BG version).
- Joint Statement on Early Childhood Development and the Ukraine Crisis.
- The Kyiv Declaration - An appeal from 100 Ukrainian civil society leaders.
- ENOC calls for urgent action to protect children’s rights in Ukraine.
- Students Against World War III - Movement of Students and Academics to stop the invasion and war.
- European solidarity with refugees and those fleeing war in Ukraine - European Commission Communication.
- UNHCR: Unaccompanied and separated children fleeing escalating conflict in Ukraine must be protected.
- Eurochild member NNC Bulgaria calls on the Bulgarian State to Support the People of Ukraine with All its Resources.
- UNICEF: Unaccompanied and separated children fleeing escalating conflict in Ukraine must be protected.
- ENOC and the European Parliament Vice-President call for the protection of unaccompanied and separated children, and children in institutional care fleeing from Ukraine to the EU.
- OSCE: States need to strengthen anti-trafficking prevention measures amid humanitarian crisis in Ukraine.
- European Commission: Ukraine - EU support to help Member States meet the needs of refugees.
- CHILD10 and Missing Children Europe: Protect children (at risk of) going missing, violence and exploitation due to the Russian war in Ukraine
- Children deprived of their family environment: Cross-border protection and intercountry adoption - Note from the Permanent Bureau of the HCCH
- EESC opens its doors to Ukrainian Civil Society
- European Parliament: Dangers related to illegal adoption of children fleeing war
- €3.5 billion for Member States to help them welcome refugees from Ukraine
- Commissioner Johansson presents the plan against human trafficking to the EU Solidarity Platform
- 200 million new aid package for Ukraine announced
- Commission to establish Solidarity Lanes to help Ukraine export agricultural goods but also humanitarian aid
- EP adopts resolution to reinforce EUROJUST's mandate to process war crimes
- Frontex update: 6.3 million refugees enter the EU from Ukraine and Moldova
- EU disburses €600 million in Macro-Financial Assistance to Ukraine
- War in Ukraine poses major challenge for EU cohesion policy, EESC cautions
- European Council conclusions on Ukraine, the membership applications of Ukraine, the Republic of Moldova and Georgia, Western Balkans and external relations
- Ukraine: EU boosts operational support to humanitarian organisations
Calls for Donation
- Eurochild member FARA Romania is appealing for donations to provide essential material support and psychological assistance to Ukrainian children and families.
- Eurochild member Happy Kids’ Foundation is fundraising to carry out the evacuation of young refugees in close cooperation with the Ukrainian and Polish Governments.
- Eurochild member Partnership for Every Child established a Family Support Fund.
- Eurochild member CESVI is fundraising to donate food and hygienic products.
- Eurochild member L'Albero della Vita is accepting donation to help Ukrainian refugee children.
- OSF Czechia is fundraising for children from the Roma community in Ukraine.
- Hope and Homes for Children: 4 ways your donation will help.
- Fundacja Siepomaga and SOS Children's Villages in Ukraine (supported by Eurochild member SOS Children's Villages International) is fundraising for children in care and foster families in Ukraine.
- Philanthropy for Ukraine: This portal brings together the most up to date initiatives and calls for donations from the European philanthropy sector and NGO community in Ukraine and neighbouring countries.
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