Monday’s update on the situation in Ukraine

In Ukraine, our incredible colleagues have started working with two local partner organisations. This has meant more than 60,000 people in need (internally displaced) received either food, non-food items, hygiene items, relocation assistance, or shelter through our local implementing partners.

Around 200 families from our programmes in the Luhansk region received basic support such as food, hygiene and water so far. This week it is expected that an additional 1,000 families will receive such assistance.

The evacuation of children from state-run residential institutions can only be done with mutual agreements between Ukrainian and Polish governments. The Polish government is double checking the legal status of all children who enter Poland and set measures against trafficking. The central transit point for evacuated children from residential institutions is in Stalowa Wola. Children stay there a maximum of three days and are then sheltered in different specialist facilities in Poland. The Polish government has established a dedicated database for registering, and following up with all children from residential institutions who enter and are housed in Poland. Additional support will be given to unaccompanied minors at the border by the Polish government.

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