Children Affected by Armed Conflict and Displacement

Children are especially vulnerable to the effects of war, and frequently represent at least half of the population in a conflict area. They suffer fear and insecurity, and disruption to every aspect of their lives. Children who have been displaced are at an increased risk of sexual and physical violence, disease and malnutrition, and separation from family members. As displaced persons or refugees they may experience severe poverty, abuse, exploitation, and psychosocial distress. 

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International Social Service (ISS),

Con este documento se pretende ofrecer un marco sobre cómo implementar las normas internacionales al trabajar con niños/as y sus
familias que se han visto afectados por esta crisis.

International Social Service (ISS),

Ce document fournit des conseils sur la manière d’appliquer les normes internationales en travaillant avec les enfants et leurs familles touchés par cette crise.

International Social Service,

This International Social Service document provides guidance on how to apply international standards when working with children and their families impacted by the crisis in Ukraine.

World Bank, Government of Ukraine, European Union, United Nations,

The report focuses on the 5 key strategic priorities: critical and social infrastructure, energy infrastructure, housing, private sectors development and humanitarian demining.

European Commission,

This Communication takes stock of the Temporary Protection Directive implemented on 4 March 2022 over the course of one year. It provides insight into how the EU managed to enable and coordinate a response to the largest displacement on European soil since the Second World War.

Interagency Statement,

Принудительное перемещение, депортация и усыновление детей из Украины, призводящее к окончательному разлучению детей с их семьями, сообществами  и культурой, является явным нарушением их прав человека и международного гуманитарного права и предста


Alexander is one of many Ukrainian teenagers who fled to Moldova unaccompanied. Thanks to the partnership between border police, child protection specialists working with UNICEF and local authorities, he was identified and integrated into a foster family from Causeni. Since the onset of the conflict, one of UNICEF's biggest priorities has been to protect children from abuse or trafficking. 

United Nations General Assembly,

At its resumed eleventh emergency special session, the world body adopted a new resolution calling for an end to the war, only hours before the conflict enters its second year on Friday, 24 February 2023.

Yale School of Public Health’s Humanitarian Research Lab,

This report published by the Yale School of Public Health’s Humanitarian Research Lab (HRL) documents the relocation by Russia of at least 6,000 children from Ukraine to a network of re-education and adoption facilities in Russia-occupied Crimea and mainland Russia.

Family for Every Child,

This report examines what happens after unaccompanied children have arrived at their European destinations and is based on interviews with key informants, a literature review, and research in three sites (Lebanon, Greece and Germany). What does it mean to integrate into a new society when you are a child on your own? How do they face the challenges of building an identity without their families, process the violence and dangers of their journeys, and face a new situation that may not be as welcoming or straightforward as they had expected?