A report released in the spring by UNICEF documented the heartbreaking toll that the war in eastern Ukraine is having on schools across the region. The report claims that since the war began in 2014, more than 750 educational facilities on both sides of the conflict zone line have been damaged or destroyed. UNICEF spokeswoman Henrietta Fore stated, “Schoolchildren are bearing long-lasting mental and physical scars due to eastern Ukraine’s conflict. Daily life at school is disrupted by shelling and shootings, forcing children to take shelter in school basements and underground bomb shelters. In many cases, children have become too terrified to learn.”
We are thankful to God for the opportunity to help evangelical churches reach out in the love of Christ to individuals and families whose lives have been shattered by the conflict.
The COVID-19 pandemic has halted all visits to orphanages in Krasnoyarsk, but one team continues to keep in touch with orphans through social media.
The COVID-19 pandemic continues to exact a heavy toll across the former Soviet countries, and orphan children are facing heartbreaking situations.
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