Photo of the Week: In Ukraine, children take refuge in bomb shelters

Ukraine, 2014: To escape the ongoing conflict, Svetlana* and her baby son took refuge in a bomb shelter, where they have been for several months, in the city of Donetsk.

Over 1,000 children in the city are now staying in underground bomb shelters – often in unsanitary, crowded and freezing conditions and with little or no access to food, water, sanitation or basic hygiene supplies. UNICEF continues to provide aid in conflict-affected areas in Donetsk Region.

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