For the Ukrainian families who flees the Russian invasion, the nightmare is not yet over. Even if they are safe, there is a great risk that their traumatic experiences of war and violence will haunt them for the rest of their lives.
The children fleeing Ukraine are in dire need of the highest quality psychological first aid (PFA) and it is important that they receive it as soon as possible.
With the support from H.M. Queen Silvia’s foundation War Child educates local experts and organisations in PFA, which is a set of certified communication tools that are used to support anyone who experiences any kind of mental distress. Just like physical first aid, PFA is not used to cure or replace a trip to the hospital, but to save lives, offer comfort and prevent further injury.
War Child also establish safe places for children and places that emphasises on protecting children from exploitation and abuse. The emergency response is focused on Romania and Moldova, which are low-income countries that have limited resources to be able to care for the refugees.