Дарʼя Герасимчук, Ігор Мустеца, Аксана Філіпішина, Катерина Павліченко, Олександр Смирнов, Медіацентр Україна - Укріінформ, 1 серпня
August 1, 2022, 15:47

Children of War Information Portal to Search for Missing and Deported Children Starts Working in Ukraine

It is very important to make the right first steps in a situation where a child has gone missing, especially during the war. How soon the child comes back home will depend on the first steps.

Daria Herasymchuk, Commissioner of the President of Ukraine for Rights of Children and Children Rehabilitation, Coordinator of the Children of War Information Platform, stated this at Media Center Ukraine – Ukrinform.

“We present the Children of War portal today, although it has been operating in the testing mode for about a week. On the portal, you can see how many children are wanted now, how many were found, and how many were returned from the deportation in russia,” she said.

The information platform will help parents and law enforcement agencies to gather information about children affected by the war, for instance, the missing children or the children unlawfully deported to russia.

“Everyone who has any information about the location of a child, about a child’s deportation to russia, or those who lost their child, please submit information to the information portal. Then, perhaps, your taking action will help bring such a child home,” Daria Herasymchuk emphasized.

The portal has been developed and will be administered by the Ministry for Integration of Temporarily Occupied Territories and the National Information Portal.

Oleksandr Smyrnov, Director at the State-owned Enterprise Ukrainian National Center for Peacebuilding that exercises functions of the National Information Bureau, emphasized that the synergy of efforts of state authorities and the general public will help find the missing children sooner.

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