War in Ukraine – Save the Children International

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Four-year-old friends Oleh and Olena live in Dnipro, eastern Ukraine. Despite their young age, they are no strangers to air raids. A few times a day, the children have to hide in shelters from the air raids.

To make children evacuate promptly, teachers have created playful drills. During alarms, they turn on loud music and dress up as fantasy creatures to reduce stress on children.

However, often the air raids can last more than two hours, which can cause young children to feel anxious and fearful.

To help children like Oleh and Olena cope better, Save the Children have worked with nurseries and schools not only in Dnipro, but across the whole of Ukraine, to make these spaces and shelters feel safe and fun for children.

We have helped fill bunkers with colour, desks, chairs, games and learning materials so that children can focus on just being children. Every pupil also has a stall with an emergency backpack full of water, snacks, warm clothes, and favourite toys.

Learn how we are providing children with hope amidst the war.

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