At least 262 children have been killed since the Russian war of aggression against Ukraine began, according to UNICEF. The millions of survivors lack the essentials.

According to the children’s charity Unicef, more than five million children from Ukraine are dependent on humanitarian aid because of the war in their home country.

In Ukraine itself, around three million children need support after the Russian attack, the UN organization said in New York. In addition, there are around 2.2 million children who have since fled to other countries. At least 262 children have been killed since the war began on February 24, according to UNICEF. Hundreds of schools were damaged.

June 1 is actually International Child Protection Day, said Unicef ​​Director Catherine Russell. “But instead of celebrating this day, we are approaching the 100th day of a war that is shattering the lives of millions of children. Without an immediate ceasefire and a negotiated peace, the children will continue to suffer.”