Scarred by war, Ukrainian children carry on after losing parents, homes and innocence


UNICEF says an estimated 1.5 million Ukrainian children are at risk of depression, anxiety, and other mental health issues. In lviv near the border with Poland, Ukrainian children dance with adults trying to bring some joy in wartime, one of the kids playing 9 year old Andrea recalls the day their house was shelled in Ukraine's eastern Donetsk region. We ran out of the house but everything was in a white fog. I was wounded right there, then we didn't see dad. When the fog lifted, he found his father on the porch, motionless and covered in blood, after being struck by a Russian projectile, their foster mother, Nina poliakova, told the AP and three is usually calmer than his sister Olga, but that's. At night, there are still births. Sometimes they are screaming hundreds of kids have been killed in Ukraine for the survivors, the wide ranging trauma is certain to leave psychological scars that will follow them into adolescence and adulthood. I am Karen Chammas

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