“Rehabilitation of Injured Children” is the Project unique for Ukraine
For two years, the Rinat Akhmetov Humanitarian Center is implementing the “Rehabilitation of Injured Children” Project to help the children affected by the war in Donbas. Unfortunately, there are a lot of them. According to UNICEF, during the war, more than two hundred children suffered wounds of different degrees of severity, and thousands of others are at a daily risk of being exploded on mines and shells, getting killed or being wounded.
The Rinat Akhmetov Humanitarian Center is the only organization that provides systematic assists in the treatment of injured children. The Project was launched on March 10, 2016. Since then, 80 victims have already received assistance. 71 children underwent a course of rehabilitation treatment in the best sanatoriums of Ukraine; nine more were provided with technical means for recovery.
The main task that the Humanitarian Center faces is to help here and now, because in many cases it is necessary to act urgently. But after urgent operations and prosthetics, the children require not only physical, but also psychological rehabilitation.
“Since the first days of military operations in Donbas, the Rinat Akhmetov Center has been helping injured children,” said Anastasia Kladova, Head of the Humanitarian Center’s “Targeted Assistance” Program. ̶ 236 children with shell fragment wounds and injuries were registered in the database of the Center. The help was provided in form of medications, expendables for operations and means of rehabilitation. Many of them needed further recovery, both physical and psychological. Therefore, two years ago the “Rehabilitation of Injured Children” Project was launched. During this time, 80 children were treated. Each fourth of them needs a repeated rehabilitation due to the severity of the injury. This year, the children with the heaviest injuries will be able to undergo a course of rehabilitation in the best sanatoriums of Ukraine.”
According to the doctors, it gives a real result, as the children return to a life worth living and gradually forget about the horrors they had to endure.