Due to threats, children’s health centers in Odesa region will not work this summer – military administration
Most of them do not meet safety requirements. This was stated by Tetiana Dementieva, director of the department of social and family policy of the Odesa regional military administration, at a briefing at the Media Center Ukraine – Odesa.
“Due to threats of missile and bomb attacks, the vulnerability of the coast to threats from the sea, the lack of bomb shelters, equipped basements, shelters, and evacuation vehicles, children’s health facilities in Odesa region will not work,” – Dementieva said.
She added that Zakarpattia, Ivano-Frankivsk, Lviv, Ternopil and Khmelnytsky regions will be the largest providers of children’s health and recreation services this summer.
She also added that children from low-income families living in the combat zone, on the border with the russian federation or in the occupied territories will be able to rest at the Artek International Children’s Center and the Ukrainian Children’s Center Moloda Gvarida (Young Guard) at the expense of the state budget. These are families living in Donetsk, Zaporizhzhia, Luhansk, Mykolaiv, Sumy, Kharkiv, Kherson, Chernihiv, and Kyiv regions.
Cooperation programs are also being developed to provide Ukrainian children with vacations abroad, namely in Portugal, Spain, Norway, Japan, the Czech Republic and Poland. Children of large families, low-income families, children with disabilities who are able to take care of themselves and children registered as internally displaced persons can count on vacation abroad.
She also added that Odesa region has a program to allocate 20 thousand hryvnias for the vacation of children from the families of prisoners of war in Odesa region. To receive the money, the child’s parents need to contact the regional center for assistance to war veterans.
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