186 children have lost their lives in Ukraine since February 24, when the war with the Russian military aggression began. This was announced by the Kyiv Attorney General’s Office, adding that another 344 children were injured. About two thirds of all Ukrainian children have been forced to flee their homes in the six weeks since the Russian invasion. The complaint comes from Unicef, the United Nations agency for children Manuel Fontaine, director of emergency programs at Unicef who has just returned from Ukraine, said he had never seen an exodus of this in over 30 years of work. carried out in such a short time, an exodus that involved 4.8 of the 7.5 million children. “Of the 3.2 children left in their homes, half are at risk of not having enough food,” said Fontaine speaking to the UN Council. The worst situations are in Mariupol and Kherson, without water, sanitation, and where the supply of food and medicine has been cut off. The Ukrainian ambassador to the UN, Sergiy Kyslytsya, has meanwhile accused Russia of forcibly transferring 121,000 Ukrainian children by passing a law to simplify and speed up adoption procedures. Unicef, assured Fontaine, will investigate the matter, on which “no evidence has emerged at the moment”. The BBC reports.
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