Group says 6m children face acute danger in Ukraine

Written by on March 21, 2022



Attacks on hospitals and schools in Ukraine are putting around six million children in acute danger, the humanitarian organisation Save the Children said on Monday.

Roughly one in five children has had to flee their home country to escape the war, while those children who remain in the war zone are lacking food, clean water and medical assistance while constantly forced to fear for their lives.

At the same time, 489 schools and 43 hospitals have been damaged or destroyed so far, the organisation said.

At least 59 children have already been killed according to the UN, with media reports suggesting the real number may be in the triple digits.

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