London, 10 May 2022 (TDI): A school attack has been reported in Ukraine’s Luhansk, and Save the Children has strongly denounced the bombing. The school’s bunker is thought to have housed 90 civilians, including children.

While 30 individuals have been recovered, there are still 60 people believed to be buried under the rubble. Save the Children’s Country Director in Ukraine, Peter Walsh said:

This news is absolutely horrifying. Protecting schools and other civilian infrastructure must be a priority. They should be respected as inviolable safe spaces for children and educational staff.

It is not yet clear how many children may have been killed or injured in this latest bombing. However, all children must be protected from the horrors of this war.

More than 200 innocent children have already lost their lives. Since this conflict escalated two months ago, the children are paying the heaviest price of this war.

As fighting continues to intensify, the most vulnerable families and their children are being forced to shelter in bunkers and basements. It is difficult to imagine the fear experienced by a child trapped in a bunker, while shelling and gunfire rage above them.

Save the Children once again called for hostilities to cease. It calls for civilians to be protected, in accordance with international humanitarian law. Education is a fundamental human right that is crucial to allow children to fulfil their full potential.

We must stop this war on children, their schools, and their future.

Since February 24, 126 educational facilities have been demolished. 1,509 have been damaged throughout Ukraine, according to government officials.

Save the Children activities in Ukraine 

Save the Children is giving shelter, food, cash, gasoline, and psychosocial support with the help of local partners. It is also assisting displaced families with newborns and hygiene supplies.

The organization is directly giving necessary household kits to conflict-affected people on the ground. It has been providing vital humanitarian relief to children and their families in Ukraine since 2014.

In Ukraine, 126 educational institutions have been destroyed and 1,509 have been damaged as of May 9th. Every child, according to Save the Children, deserves a future.

More than 1 billion children’s lives have been impacted since its foundation more than 100 years ago. Children are given a healthy start in life in the United States and around the world.

They are also given the chance to study and are protected from harm. Every day, and in times of crisis, Save the Children is on the ground. They are changing the lives of children and the future of humanity as a whole.

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