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Resources and information concerning Ukraine shared through EGN

31 March 2022
EUAA

Response to the War in Ukraine Webpage

These pages in English and Ukrainian provide many helpful resources for those working with Ukrainian refugees and unaccompanied and seperated children.

https://euaa.europa.eu/euaa-response-war-ukraine-vidpovid-euaa-agentstvo-evropeyskogo-soyuzu-z-pitan-pritulkuna-viynu-v#leaflet (in ENGLISH)

https://euaa.europa.eu/euaa-response-war-ukraine-vidpovid-euaa-agentstvo-evropeyskogo-soyuzu-z-pitan-pritulkuna-viynu-v#leaflet (in UKRAINIAN)

Leaflets for Ukranian children – Available in many languages
On the EUAA webpage above you can find Information Leaflets for Ukrainian children in Ukrainian and other languages. Scroll down the page or search for “information leaflets”.

Education

The Office of the Ukrainian Parliament Commissioner for Human Rights has prepared an information guide for parents, children and teachers on current web resources and portals that provide Ukrainian children with the opportunity to continue the educational process even if they have been displaced as a result of the military aggression from the Russian Federation.

The information guide with links to educational resources is available in Ukrainian and in English, and can be shared by the national and international education institutions to facilitate the continuous education process for the displaced children of Ukraine.

Countries that accept children from Ukraine are encouraged to share this information guide on their official websites. Please see the relevant links below.

  • Link to the related news item
  • Links to the information documents :

Educational Resources for Ukrainian Children (Ukrainian)

Educational Resources for Ukrainian Children (English translation)

FRA resources
  1. FRA report after their visits to the border: What are the key fundamental rights risks at the EU-Ukraine borders? | European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (europa.eu)
  2. Hague Conference info on adoptions from Ukraine HCCH | Armed conflict in Ukraine
Briefing paper Unaccompanied Children – Child Circle

The Child Circle KIND Europe briefing paper on unaccompanied children fleeing from Ukraine is intended to serve as a resource for stakeholders working together under a common framework of EU measures by providing an overview of the different circumstances in which unaccompanied children fleeing Ukraine might arrive in Europe and outlining the different rules that will apply to their situation. It describes the procedural difficulties they may encounter and sets out critical areas for action. When suggesting practical avenues for support, we point to existing building blocks for action.

Missing Children Europe on Ukraine

Guardians can report missing children via www.missingchildrenukraine.eu

It’s important for authorities registering children to check back if anyone is looking for this child/if their family is elsewhere in Europe – this includes “orphans” as many do have family in Ukraine + high risk of “emergency adoptions”

International Social Work (ISS) information

Ukraine Country Situation report

Helpful information about Ukraine for example on how guardianship works and is organised for orphans in Ukraine:

ISS Ukraine Country Situation report 2020

Factsheet Ukraine

https://www.iss-ssi.org/index.php/en/news1/471-issua

Ukraine custody care system

Annex_2_Ukraine_Custoday_Care_System_20220323

Children from residential care arriving from Ukraine

Annex_1_Ukraine_Children_from_residental_Care_arriving_in_other Countries_update_20220323

IOM Ukraine situation updates

Ukraine situation updates

EU Communication on welcoming refugees from Ukraine

https://ec.europa.eu/info/sites/default/files/communication_welcoming_those_fleeing_war_in_ukraine.pdf

UKRAINE DECREE

of February 28, 2022 № 166 Kyiv About modification of Rules of crossing of the state border by citizens of Ukraine

CABINET OF MINISTERS OF UKRAINE DECREE of February 28, 2022 № 166 Kyiv About modification of Rules of crossing of the state border by citizens of Ukraine

European Network on Statelessness

ENS published a briefing which includes information on:

–           why statelessness is important in the Ukraine refugee response

–           how frontline responders can identify statelessness

–           overview of the current situation at Ukraine’s Western borders

–           analysis of protection, support, and services available to stateless people in Poland, Hungary, Slovakia, Moldova and Romania (including through the TPD)

–           early recommendations to the EU, European States, international agencies and NGOs

Stateless people and people at risk of statelessness forcibly displaced from Ukraine | European Network on Statelessness

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