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UNICEF concerned about protection of children returned back from childcare institutions

Source : 112 Ukraine

Overall, 42,000 children were sent back home as a result of COVID-19 measures taken by the Ukrainian government
13:05, 17 April 2020

UNICEF

UNICEF Ukraine and Ukrainian Child Rights NGO Network are deeply considered due to the fact that 42,000 children, including children with disabilities, were sent back home from the boarding schools, and other child-care institutions as a result of COVID-19 measures taken by the Ukrainian Government. This was stated in the report, which was released by UNICEF Ukraine's press service.

As it was stated, these measures were taken without prior verification of the family conditions to where children returned. UNICEF is preoccupied with the fact that high-stress home environments put children at risk of abuse and neglect, as the majority of them are at-risk and in difficult economic conditions.

That is why UNICEF urges the Government of Ukraine to apply comprehensive measures in order to support families and children families financially and through services at the local level.

As we reported earlier, nearly 30 thousand children got sick with acute respiratory viral infection over the period from April 6 till April 12.

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