A state portal for searching for children has been launched in Ukraine – the Children of War information platform , which will help law enforcement agencies collect data on young Ukrainians who suffered during the war, including those who went missing or were moved to temporarily occupied territories and deported in rf. The launch of the initiative was announced at the Office of the President of Ukraine.
The portal performs two main functions:
- Informing (“Children of War” is the only platform that provides up-to-date and consolidated data on children who were killed, injured, missing or deported as a result of Russia’s war against Ukraine, and those who were found and rescued. Law enforcement agencies and The National Information Bureau updates the figures daily).
- Assistance in the search for children (the platform allows you to contact law enforcement agencies, in particular the National Police, the Office of the Attorney General, as well as the National Information Bureau).
The site can be used by both the parents of a lost child who has been displaced or deported, and anyone who has any information about missing children, violations of their rights and crimes committed against them.
This portal was created as a tool for finding children, rescuing them and releasing them from places of forced displacement or deportation. We appeal to you: if you know any of the above, use this portal, and perhaps it is your decisive step that will solve the issue of a child’s life.
The information posted on the portal is a clear evidence of the genocide of Ukrainian children and the crimes against humanity that the Russian army daily commits against the Ukrainian people,”
Commissioner of the President of Ukraine for the Rights of the Child and Child Rehabilitation
To support the work of the portal, a consultation center was formed at the Office of the Commissioner of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine for Human Rights, where you can get offline and online consultations.
To date, at least 450,000 children have been displaced and deported to Russia from open sources. In addition, to date, 693 children have been injured, 358 have died, 203 are missing and at least 5,754 have been forcibly displaced and deported. As of August 1, law enforcement officers found 4039 wanted children, 47 were returned from deportation.
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