Children of Luhansk region receive aid as part of Pope for Ukraine Initiative
In February, on the initiative and financial support of Pope Francis, the charitable organization “Luhansk regional branch of the International Charitable Organization CF “SOS Children Village” launched a program of humanitarian support for vulnerable children below 7 living along the line of contact.” The program is implemented as part of humanitarian Initiative “Pope for Ukraine.” This was reported by the press service of Luhansk Regional State Administration.
Under the program, employees of organizations provide basic support in the form of baby food, baby care products, seasonal clothing, footwear, newborn kits, medicines and vitamins. There was also an improvement in the conditions of access to quality health care and support for physical and mental health of children and parents in Popasna, Stanychno Novoaydarsky and Luhansk regions, where psychological support and qualified medical advice is being provided.
The aid is provided to neediest beneficiaries. The families were selected in accordance with certain criteria of vulnerability, developed jointly with local partners.
Currently, 1,000 children have been selected aged from 0 to 3 years and 500 children aged from 3 to 7 years.
At the end of December, Donbas received the first batch of aid from the Pope.