Protecting Kids in Ukraine: Three Tales of Courage and Care

Dominique Soguel

Official figures suggest that over 400 children have been killed and 850 wounded since Russia invaded its neighbor. 

Another 3,000 have been left without parental care for one reason or another, while about 100,000 minors have had to leave the institutions, such as internat boarding schools, many of which closed when the war began. With 702 boarding institutions as of early 2022, Ukraine held the largest number of children in institutional care in Europe before the war.