COVID-19 Children’s Relief: One Month Update

COVID-19 Children's Relief: One Month Update

A few weeks ago, in response to the thousands of children sent home from Ukrainian orphanages to their biological families, Help Help Us Help ( Нове Покоління – Міжнародний Благодійний Фонд) and Canada Ukraine Foundation launched the COVID-19 Children's Relief initiative (www.covid19childrensrelief.ca) supported by Meest and the UCC National – Ukrainian Canadian Congress – in partnership with Микола Кулеба the Ombudsman for Children with the President of Ukraine.In March 2020, more than 50,000 children were sent to their biological families for isolation purposes to prevent the spread of coronavirus. Most of these families were ill-equipped to welcome their children home and are struggling to provide basic food and hygiene products for their households.Thanks to the generosity of donors across North America and Ukraine, by the end of next week, 200 families will have received monthly food and hygiene kits.These kits are curated and delivered by Meest and distributed by social workers wearing personal protective equipment as they visit the families to assess the health and well-being of the children and their environment. Not only is this initiative providing immediate relief to hundreds of families, but, importantly, it is helping implement social support systems that will allow children to remain with their biological families beyond the threat of COVID-19.Zubriy Ksenia , National Deinstitutionalization (DI) Consultant for LUMOS Ukraine from the Office of the Ombudsman for Children shares her experiences and observations from the ground.

Posted by Help Us Help on Wednesday, June 24, 2020

In March 2020, more than 50,000 children were sent to their biological families for isolation purposes to prevent the spread of coronavirus. Most of these families were ill-equipped to welcome their children home and are struggling to provide basic food and hygiene products for their households.

Thanks to the generosity of donors across North America and Ukraine, by the end of next week, 200 families will have received monthly food and hygiene kits.

These kits are curated and delivered by Meest and distributed by social workers wearing personal protective equipment as they visit the families to assess the health and well-being of the children and their environment.

Not only is this initiative providing immediate relief to hundreds of families, but, importantly, it is helping implement social support systems that will allow children to remain with their biological families beyond the threat of COVID-19.