POSTED March 1, 2022
Children Believe calls for safety of children in Ukraine
As events unfold in eastern Europe, Children Believe is committed to helping those in need
By Dave Stell, communications manager, Canada
As tragic events continue to develop in eastern Europe, Children Believe is standing in solidarity with our ChildFund Alliance members to ensure emergency aid is available to affected children and families in Ukraine following the Russian attack.
The hostilities, which began Feb. 24, are threatening the well-being of the country’s 7.5-million children, along with their families. Ensuring children are given every protection possible is an essential aspect of our work. In any emergency situation, this vulnerable generation’s safety is paramount.
As a member of ChildFund Alliance, we are part of a global network of 11 child-focused development organizations working to create opportunities for children and youth, ending violence against them, their families and communities.
Alliance member ChildFund Deutschland (Germany) has been working in Ukraine since 2004 in various programmatic areas and major regions in the country. ChildFund Deutschland is acting quickly to provide emergency services to children and their families. Our Italian Alliance member We World is working to provide essential support to Ukrainian refugees escaping into neighbouring countries.
Children Believe is in the process of connecting Canadians directly to these relief efforts, channelling much-needed donations to support humanitarian assistance for victims. ChildFund is leading this, working closely with local partners to provide the most vulnerable with critical relief supplies and services.
We stand with the children, families and communities of Ukraine and are committed to joining in protecting their health, safety and well-being.
Through Children Believe, and with our ChildFund partners, we’re helping deliver urgent and critical relief so we can keep children safe during this crisis.
ABOUT CHILDREN BELIEVE:
Children Believe works globally to empower children to dream fearlessly, stand up for what they believe in — and be heard. For 60+ years, we’ve brought together brave young dreamers, caring supporters and partners, and unabashed idealists. Together, we’re driven by a common belief: creating access to education — inside and outside of classrooms — is the most powerful tool children can use to change their world.
About ChildFund Alliance:
A member of ChildFund Alliance, Children Believe is part of a global network of child-focused development organizations working to create opportunities for children and youth, their families and communities. ChildFund helps nearly 23-million children and their families in 70 countries overcome poverty and underlying conditions that prevent children from achieving their full potential. We work to end violence against children; provide expertise in emergencies and disasters to ease the harmful impact on children and their communities; and engage children and youth to create lasting change and elevate their voices in decisions that affect their lives.