Another cold, dark winter
Keep children warm
The second winter since the escalation of the war is approaching for Ukraine, and it will further exacerbate the current situation for children. It is very likely that this winter too, Russian attacks on the central infrastructure will increase, exposing millions of children and their families to the cold.
Winters in Ukraine are harsh
7 million children did not have permanent access to water, electricity and heating last winter. Attacks on water and electricity facilities are particularly dangerous during the coldest period of the year. Ukrainian children are once again facing a long, cold and dark winter.
As the winter months in Ukraine are considered to be very harsh due to the freezing temperatures, it is crucial to distribute winter clothing and warm blankets. Moreover, power generators as well as various heating devices and products are essential, especially for vital facilities such as hospitals.
UNICEF does not only provide warm clothing for children, but heaters, generators and fuel, too. In addition, we supply health and education facilities to prepare them for the challenges of a harsh winter. This helps to maintain vital services and ensures access to education. Heated schools are often the only warm refuge for children who spend the rest of their day in the cold of their homes.
Some figures from last winter
Last winter, thanks to your donations, UNICEF was able to help more than 1,5 million people in Ukraine between September and March, with the following supplies:
- 200.000 winter clothing kits for children
- 50.000 warm blankets
- 3.000 water heaters
- 6.000 heaters for families and service centres
- 90 mobile water heaters for, for instance, water utilities and hospitals
Our goals for this winter
This winter, UNICEF will support the continued operation of essential water, sanitation and hygiene, health and education services as well as heating infrastructure for more than 1,7 million people in Ukraine. In addition, we will provide cash assistance, winter clothing and blankets to keep 145,000 children warm.
Help us keep children warm this winter!