Millions have fled Ukraine to seek refuge in neighbouring countries. We need your support to respond to the urgent needs of deaf refugees.
Over 3 million Ukrainians – and rising – have been forced to flee their homes. Among them are 1.5 million children, who are now refugees. 1 in 70 of these are likely to be deaf children, already at greater risk of abuse and exploitation and largely excluded from access to essential services.
Your donations will help ensure that humanitarian action effectively INCLUDES deaf refugees and PROTECTS deaf children from harm
Please donate today and together we can ensure no deaf child is left behind.
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Why we need your urgent help
Over 3 million Ukrainians – and rising – have fled to neighbouring countries due to the Russian invasion, since 24 February. While the exact numbers of deaf children are not yet known, we estimate that at least 22,500 of the currently 1.5 million child refugees are deaf children.
DeafKidz International is dedicated to the safeguarding and protection of deaf children. We need your support to respond to the needs of deaf children and their families who are now seeking refuge in neighbouring countries, uprooted from their lives and forced to flee their homes.
Children often bear the worst toll of war and deaf children even more so, already at greater risk of abuse and exploitation and largely excluded from essential services such as protection, health and education.
We are currently reaching out to our network of international and local organisations to get an urgent understanding of the situation and mobilise collaboratively to ensure that deaf refugees are central to this humanitarian response.
We will be deploying a team of experts to countries neighbouring Ukraine to assess the needs of deaf refugees, particularly deaf children, ascertain the gaps and barriers and respond meaningfully to their needs, with a view to ensuring their full and equal inclusion in the humanitarian response.
With more refugees expected, we need your support to ensure that humanitarian action effectively INCLUDES deaf refugees and PROTECTS deaf children from harm.
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