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Japan UNICEF Association Ukraine crisis: Approximately 2,000 children killed and injured, half of 13 to 15 year olds have sleep problems Press release

Japan Committee for UNICEF
Ukraine crisis: Approximately 2,000 children killed and injured, half of 13- to 15-year-olds have sleep problems [Press release]
“We need peace” Appeal from UNICEF Regional Office representative ……
[Image: https://prtimes.jp/i/5176/2344/resize/d5176-2344-ebb0e16009c6157a48d4-0.jpg&s3=5176-2344-e053db5c9ef2de39c387f0b8ebd33492-1536×1024.jpg] Jaroslav, a 16-year-old man who lost his right leg to a landmine, uses crutches to stand. “I hope to be able to walk with a prosthetic leg. That is my only dream,” he says. (Ukraine, March 2024) (C)
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[May 13, 2024, Geneva]
Regina de Dominitis, UNICEF Regional Director for Europe and Central Asia, issued the following statement regarding the situation of children at war in Ukraine.
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At least 1,993 children have been killed or injured in Ukraine since the war escalated more than two years ago, with an average of two children killed or injured every day. This is the number confirmed by the United Nations, and the actual number is likely much higher. As in all wars, adults’ reckless decisions and actions rob children of their lives, safety, and futures. In addition to killing and physically harming children in attacks, many children across Ukraine have experienced levels of loss and violence that are affecting their mental health and well-being. Half of 13- to 15-year-olds have sleep problems, and one in five report intrusive thoughts and flashbacks. Next month marks the end of the school year and the fourth year of disrupted education. In Ukraine, nearly half of children enrolled in schools have missed out on face-to-face classes, and nearly one million children across the country are unable to attend face-to-face classes at all due to the worsening security situation.
UNICEF is working across Ukraine to rebuild schools and shelters and provide children with home-based learning kits and online learning support. Last year alone, we provided formal and informal learning opportunities for 1.3 million children and mental health care and psychosocial support services for 2.5 million children and their caregivers.
UNICEF continues to call for an immediate ceasefire in Ukraine and for all children to be protected from harm. This includes ending the brutal use of explosive weapons in populated areas and attacks on civilian facilities and infrastructure that disproportionately harm children.
Children in Ukraine urgently need safety and stability, a safe learning environment, child protection and psychosocial support. What Ukrainian children need above all else is peace.
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■ About UNICEF
UNICEF (United Nations Children’s Fund) is a United Nations agency that works to promote the rights and healthy development of all children. We are currently working with many partners in approximately 190 countries and regions* to translate our philosophy into concrete actions in a variety of ways. We work for all children, everywhere around the world, with a particular focus on supporting those most in need. UNICEF’s activities are funded entirely by donations from individuals, companies, and organizations, as well as voluntary contributions from governments around the world.
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*Includes 33 countries and regions where UNICEF National Committees (UNICEF Association) are active
■ About Japan UNICEF Association
The Japan Committee for UNICEF, a public interest incorporated foundation, is one of the UNICEF national committees in 33 developed countries and regions, and is the only private organization in Japan that represents UNICEF. ). https://www.unicef.or.jp/

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