Following the war in eastern Ukraine over 200,000 children are living a traumatised existence. Children are showing signs of severe anxiety. This new centre will offer a retreat and rehabilitation for those with deep emotional scars from both war trauma and by living in vulnerable circumstances.
It ran from 12:00 PM, 28 November 2017 to 12:00 PM, 5 December 2017
Registered Charity in England and Wales (281099)
In April 2017 UNICEF reported that 1 in 4 children in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions are living a traumatised existence after over three years of violence. Children live in chronic fear and uncertainty due to intermittent shelling, unpredictable fighting and dangers from landmines. Bed-wetting, nightmares, aggressive behaviour and withdrawal from families and communities are all sign of anxiety. The new centre, near Kiev, will offer respite and rehabilitation to aid recovery.
Whilst there are many places children could go in Ukraine, they are often expensive and not necessarily equipped to cope with children suffering war-affected anxiety or living in very poor conditions. This Centre will provide a free resource to children who simply need time away from their unfavourable circumstances. But, it will also offer rehabilitation for conditions that if not treated will delay or even prevent their integration into mainstream adult life.
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