The violent war in Ukraine is threatening the safety and security of millions of people. The situation is quickly becoming the largest humanitarian crisis in Europe since World War II. As of 27 March 2022, around 3.9 million refugees had crossed from Ukraine to some seven neighbouring countries. As many as nine in 10 of those fleeing the country are estimated to be women and children.
The International Data Alliance for Children on the Move (IDAC) held this webinar April 11, 2022, to discuss the need for concrete data and information crucially needed to support affected children inside and outside Ukraine. Representatives of countries directly affected by the Ukrainian crisis as well as key partners on the ground shared their insights.
The International Data Alliance for Children on the Move (IDAC) is a cross-sectoral global coalition comprised of governments (including experts from national statistical offices and migration-relevant line ministries), international and regional organizations, NGOs, think tanks, academics, and civil society. The main objective of IDAC is to improve statistics and data on migrant and forcibly displaced children with the goal to support evidence-based policymaking that protects and empowers them.
IDAC was formally launched on 2 March 2020 at UNICEF House in New York at an event jointly organized by the Governments of the Netherlands and Sweden, and UNICEF, IOM, UNHCR and OECD.