Children in Crisis

17-year-old Oleksandr fled Ukraine with his mother and two younger brothers, Dmitri (11) and Iurii (6). His father is still in Ukraine. The rest of the family left when rockets started flying above their house

Easter, represents a time for rebirth, renewal, and hope. But things just don’t feel the same this year as the deadly conflict in Ukraine continues. We spoke to a few of the Ukrainians who will be spending this Easter far away from friends and family who have taken refuge in shelters, schools, and people’s homes across Ukraine and in neighboring countries like Romania and Moldova. 

Twice they've had to leave their home. But for a mother and her son, the pain is still the same. Elena and her son, Nikolay, escaped Ukraine two weeks ago. A university dorm-turned shelter has provided them a safe place to stay in Bucharest, Romania.