Spotlight on Ukraine's Children and Youth: Experiences and Perceptions

World Vision

This report presents an analysis of focus group discussions (FGDs) conducted over the course of December 2023 and January 2024 with children affected by the conflict in Ukraine, including those displaced within Ukraine as well as those in Romania, Moldova, and Georgia. The primary objective is to understand children’s perceptions of their well-being, new environments, educational setups, and coping strategies in the context of displacement and conflict.

This study addresses critical gaps in the current understanding of the experiences of displaced Ukrainian children. By focusing on specific age groups and genders, it provides a nuanced perspective that is essential for tailoring interventions effectively. Moreover, this study complements the existing needs assessment and other assessments conducted by the Ukraine Crisis Response team over the last year. It serves as a vital component in informing the development of a new strategy by providing a deeper understanding of the unique needs and challenges faced by children affected by conflict and displacement.