Brovary, a town with around 98,000 inhabitants, is located approximately 20 km from the capital city of Kyiv, which is home to around 3 million people. Due to its proximity to the capital, many people have moved to Brovary in order to work in Kiev.
Since the start of the war in February 2022, Kyiv has suffered some of the worst damage, with up to 90% of the capital’s people affected by power outages and water system failures.
Since 2003, SOS Children’s Villages has been supporting children, young people and families and advocating for their rights in Kyiv Region/Brovary.
According to the United Nations, an estimated 14.5 million Ukrainians are in need of medical assistance.
Health care in Ukraine has been disrupted by the fighting – many health facilities, including hospitals, have been damaged by the fighting.
People who have had to leave their homes also face specific health challenges – they are not always able to access the medical care and medication that they need. This is especially dangerous for people with chronic illnesses.
In this situation, new mothers and young children are particularly vulnerable to becoming weak and ill.
Many people who have been displaced by the fighting find it difficult to secure housing and work, and to receive social benefits. As a result, 17.7 million people need to receive assistance through cash. 76% of those in need of support are women and children.
Without assistance, many families are unable to meet the immediate basic needs of their children, including shelter and food. As a result, children are at risk of malnourishment, homelessness and losing parental care during this time of unprecedented upheaval.