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USD 100,000 to Save the Children to support children in Ukraine

Children in Ukraine are facing a very difficult situation not knowing what their future will look like. H&M Foundation is donating USD 100,000 to Save the Children to support the children affected.

All the children in Ukraine – at least 7.5 million under 18-year-olds – are in grave danger of physical harm, severe emotional distress, and displacement. Rapid help is crucial.

In Eastern Ukraine, more than 400,000 children live in the areas at high risk of the direct impacts of the presence of soldiers and artillery, including being injured or killed by guns, landmines and explosive weapons, or being displaced from their homes. At least 100,000 of these children and their families are already known to have left their homes since Monday, and are currently sheltering with friends, relatives and strangers, often in cramped conditions.

The donation will for example be used for:

  • Psychosocial support
  • Distributing winter kits and hygiene kits
  • Cash grants to families so they can meet basic needs such as food, rent and medicines, or so they can invest in starting new businesses
  • Education