Over 4 million Ukrainian children have fled their homes in the six weeks since Russia’s invasion.
UNICEF has also verified the deaths of 142 youngsters although they have warned the actual number is almost certainly much higher.
Manuel Fontaine, UNICEF’s emergency programs director who just returned from Ukraine said, 4.8 million of Ukraine’s 7.5 million children were displaced in such a short time and is something he had not seen happen so quickly in 31 years of humanitarian work.
He said of the 3.2 million children estimated to have remained in their homes, nearly half may be at risk of not having enough food.
He warned the situation was probably worse in cities like Mariupol and Kherson, where there was no water and sanitation services and the supply of food and medicine had been disrupted.