State children’s homes closed in March. 5,000 children of all ages returned to homes in the Lviv Region that have difficulty supporting them. Each has their own unique history of why they were in children’s homes. Now many find it difficult to cope.
- Some children are living in shocking conditions in rural villages and simply don’t have enough to eat
- Many parents or guardians have lost their jobs and cannot provide for all of their family’s basic needs
- We found children living with seven brothers and sisters in one small room
- There are parents who have a disability or illness that means it’s hard to give the children proper care
There can’t be people living in this house, we must have the wrong address”, said a volunteer helping with distribution. Then the door opened and children came out to meet us.
It’s hard for us to imagine that children don’t have enough food in Ukraine, and live with no running water, no internet and many challenges to daily life. And this is in Europe, not far from the bustling city of Lviv.
What can we do?
We have brought supplies of food, hygiene products and medicine to 50 families in the Lviv Region in April. Our team has already organised three trips to support families with children from care homes.We are working with Social Services and the Department for children to identify which families need the most help, and will support those who need it through May and June.
We invite you to join us! Please get involved to help families in crisis.
How you can help
- Donate - €50 can give a family essential food for a family for a month
- Help in Lviv – purchase products yourself or provide transport for distribution
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Thank you for caring enough to help!