Where We Work
Wherever children are affected by conflict and disasters
Early in May 2022, UNHCR (the UN High Commissioner for Refugees) reported: ‘In the 10 weeks since the Russian invasion, a third of Ukrainians have been forced from their homes, […] more than 5.7 million refugees have fled Ukraine. A further 7.7 million have been displaced within Ukraine.’
For children affected by events in Ukraine, Children and War is working with our colleagues in Lviv to extend training and support to child mental health workers in our techniques. We use video conferencing to run training sessions with people in Poland and Estonia. And in the UK, we’re working with Ukrainian colleagues to support displaced Ukrainian children.
Training in the UK
We continue to train people in the UK to help children affected by traumatic stress. For example in Northern Ireland, Children and War is supporting an impressive group, who are working with a range of children, including unaccompanied minors and the traumatically bereaved.