People are desperate, many are trying to flee. Children and families need help. "That night changed everything," says Serhii Lukashov, head of Ukraine's SOS Children's Villages the morning after the Russian attack on targets across the country.
The situation across the country is confusing. Due to the threat situation, the SOS Children's Villages team on the ground had already launched an emergency plan and started evacuation measures to move children and their foster parents from our programmes in the Luhansk region to the west of the country. Around 100 children and adults have already been evacuated.
The families living in the houses of the SOS Children's Village Browary near Kiev found refuge in an air-raid shelter during the shelling.
At the moment, SOS Children's Villages is preparing humanitarian aid for at least 15,000 people in Ukraine.
Transport to safe areas
Accommodation in rented shelters
Food, hygiene articles and blankets
psychosocial support after stress and shock
Depending on how the situation develops, the measures will be extended or affected families will be supported in the long term.