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Children affected by conflict in Ukraine

WCM’s goal is to make a new exhibition on the experience of children affected by current or recent conflicts each year. After working to produce an exhibition on the experience of Syrian child refugees in 2017, we will produce an exhibition on experience of children affected by conflict in Ukraine in 2018.

With this exhibition we aim to:

  • Provide valuable insight into children’s perspectives on their current situation and status
  • Help children to better understand and more easily cope with their experiences by:
  1. Providing them with an opportunity to share their personal stories, as sharing a their stories may support their healing processes
  2. Enabling them to connect with others who have had similar experiences, which could help them feel less alienated and increase their sense of belonging to a greater community
  • Raise awareness, especially among citizens of other European countries, about the children’s needs and how the war has affected them, ultimately contributing to a better awareness about the conflict in Ukraine
  • Raise awareness among citizens of host cities, about experiences of internally displaced children from Eastern Ukraine

The exhibition will open at the War Childhood Museum in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina, after which it will travel to several Ukrainian cities and other destinations around Europe.

Contact:

Amina Krvavac, WCM Executive Director, amina.krvavac@warchildhood.org

Jasminko Halilović, WCM Founder, jasminko.halilovic@warchildhood.org