UNICEF: In Ukraine over 6.6 million displaced people in the country
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UNICEF: In Ukraine over 6.6 million displaced people in the country

“A little over six months into the war, at least 17.7 million people have been affected by the conflict in Ukraine, nearly a third of the country’s population. An estimated 6.6 million people are internally displaced. most of them are women and children who still face risks of exploitation, violence and family separation “.

“Although more than 5.5 million internally displaced people have returned home and the overall number of people uprooted by war has gradually decreased since May, vulnerability among families still remains high considering that 46% are families with children. from 5 to 17 years old “he continues. “The war shows no signs of abating, with fighting concentrated in eastern and southern Ukraine.

Safety problems are high around the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant, while in the areas to the east and south of the country the risk of epidemics and diseases increases due to the lack of drinking water, the scarcity of water supply and sanitation systems that have been damaged and of the continuous restrictions on access to water. We are doing everything possible to meet all needs “” The conflict persists – he concludes – and the harsh Ukrainian winter is fast approaching. For vulnerable children and their families, given the serious internal economic situation, we, like UNICEF, are preparing a general assistance plan that can meet the needs of the entire population, especially the most vulnerable and those living in situations of severe poverty due to the conflict”