Hope and opportunity for families and children in crisis

The trauma of war – On the road to healing

Life isn’t always easy, especially for a girl living in a conflict zone. Elena’s house was not far from one of the military units in the Donbass area.

Keeping families together

Sometimes life can be really tough. Especially in Transnistria , a disputed territory between Moldova and Ukraine. It has been really hard for the Ciobanu family.

Abandoned Baby Valentina Finds Love

One of the projects that is very close to our hearts here at ChildAid is the abandoned babies program.

Providing life transforming therapies for children

Bianca suffers from Spina Bifida and paraparesis (loss of voluntary motor function in the pelvic limbs) she does need regular assistance with her catheter – an expense which the family has to cover. Her catheter has to be maintained and checked every day.

A child long waited- Ensuring all children have the best start in life.

This is the story of Anna. A child that was long waited. Her mother wanted so much to have her own child. After 15 years of waiting Anna was born.

Orphans in Ukraine

There are more than 100,000 children living in orphanages in Ukraine. In most cases orphans are abandoned by their own family due to lack of finances to support them, however, other reasons include alcoholism, abuse, crime illness, and poor medical health.

A life decided from birth – New Beginnings

This is the story of Brigitte. She was born in a Roma community 15 years ago. She was just a baby when her mother sold her for just £4. From a young age, she learned to steal and dance. The plan was to work in brothels.

A cure for loneliness: Irina at Isle of Hope

Irina by the age of 2 found herself abandoned by her father due to the stigma which sadly resides within Belarus around having a disabled child.

Rich in spirit, poor in money: Fedir and Children’s Hearts

Poverty plagues Ukraine. The M.V. Ptukha Institute of Demography and Social Surveys reported that in 2016 nearly 60% of the population were living below the poverty line – a massive increase from the 28% reported in 2015.

Paralympian spirit: Yoet and the Tony Hawks Centre

Swimming can often be a struggle for survival against drowning, fighting against a current constantly trying to drag you backwards.

Beating a life of abuse: Borys and Children’s Hearts

In Ukraine children are highly vulnerable to domestic abuse. A survey done by UNICEF reported that in one month alone 61.2% of children aged 2-14 received at least one form of psychological or physical punishment from an adult.

Empowering the Moldovan youth: Y-PEER Moldova

The saying goes that if you give a man a fish, you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.

The gift of purpose: Victor and Isle of Hope

In Belarusian society disabled citizens are often refused the ability to work. Instead they are left to be invisible, unable to make their mark on the world.

Troubled Transnistria: Help the Children

Transnistria, a self-governing region of Moldova which proclaimed its independence in 1991, is not officially recognised by the UN as existing.
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