Russia’s war on Ukraine:
- Olena Kravchenko: We are very grateful supported us from the first days
- Do not use Ukraine recovery money for institutions, but for support to independent living – Raisa Kravchenko
- How the money collected for Ukraine helps people with intellectual disabilities and their families.
- CRPD Committee: Report on Ukraine + submissions by Inclusion Europe and VGO Coalition
- If you are being overlooked in normal times, it is unlikely that anyone will take you into account during a crisis
- 100 days: Ukrainians with intellectual disabilities and their families surviving the war
- “NGOs are at the forefront providing support to refugees with disabilities,” organisations in Moldova, Poland, Romania, Czechia tell us
- One month of the Russian war on Ukraine in the words of families of people with intellectual disabilities
- “Weeks of horror. And we cannot possibly escape.”
- War refugees with disabilities in Poland – situation, support, needs
Updates, news, and latest developments
Ukraine is a country in Eastern Europe. The capital city is Kyiv. There are about 41 million inhabitants. The official language is Ukrainian. (Wikipedia)
International organisations and conventions
Ukraine is a member of the Council of Europe (profile at CoE).
Ukraine is not a member of the European Union. Ukraine is part of the Eastern Partnership with the EU.
Ukraine has ratified the UN CRPD (related documents on CRPD).
Main issues and data
Segregation in institutions
Estimated 100,000 children and young people currently reside in various forms of institutions across Ukraine, including in baby homes (children 0-3 years old).
This system has not changed much over two decades and it employs more than 60,000 staff across almost 700 facilities nationwide.
Nearly 1,5% of all children in Ukraine live without family in some form of residential institution – one of the highest rates of child institutionalisation in
the world. (source .pdf)
Inclusion Europe relations
Inclusion Europe member in Ukraine: All-Ukrainian NGO Coalition for Persons with Intellectual Disability (since 2019).
Documents and reports
Links open .pdf or .docx files.
Search our library for Ukraine.
Articles about Ukraine
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