Ukraine was once part of the mighty Soviet Union and along with Hungary the bread basket of Eastern Europe. Since the collapse of hard line communism, this vast country has had many other problems to contend with, not least grinding poverty and high unemployment. In such harsh conditions, children often end up paying the price.
According to official statistics, 120,000 homeless children are either living or begging on the streets, more than a quarter of them in the capital Kiev.
Survival under such circumstances is a constant and painful battle. Click here to find out what’s life really like for some of the street children of Kiev.
Kiev street children
According to the official statistics, 120,000 homeless children are even living or begging on the streets, more than a quarter of them in the capital, Kiev.
Survival under such circumstances is a constant and painful battle. Click here to find out what lifes really like for some of the street children of kiev.
Our Father’s House
The Greater Chernobyl Cause is supporting the campaign to get the children off the streets and into a place of safety where they can be properly looked after. They have established a partnership with an organization called Our Father’s House, which provides a programme of long term rehabilitation with a Christian philosophy. Click here to see how happy the children have become in their new environment.
Kharkov TB Children’s Hospital
The charity have also been working in the city of Kharkov in Eastern Ukraine to combat a disease that most of us imagined had been all but eradicated across the European continent. Click here to see how the charity has confronted a devastating affliction and one to which it is already responding.
Three very different challenges for the Greater Chernobyl Cause in Ukraine. Perhaps YOU would like to support one of these. To find out how, visit the How you can help page here.