Our tragedies are in numbers
children have died since the beginning of the war
children were affected by the fighting
hospitals were partially or completely destroyed
War to children's eyes
Ukrainian children are paying too high price for their lives. Their stories and names have to know the entire world.
Bucha, Hostomel, Irpin, Borodyanka, Mariupol, Chernihiv, and hundreds more towns. Until recently, they were filled with life, ambitions, plans. Now those names are associated with suffering.
The reality in Ukraine is that over 500 children have been wounded in bomb attacks. Many more children are affected by serious chronic diseases. These children suffered from a lack of medical care and medication. But the sickness won't wait.
Sasha, 9 years old
A girl who exemplifies childish, but grown-up courage. She survived the hell of the occupation...Full story
Sasha, 9 years old
A girl who exemplifies childish, but grown-up courage. She survived the hell of the occupation, survived an ultra-complex surgery, but still retained her energy, magical smile, and a light in her eyes.
Hostomel. March 4th, 2022. Bombing of the town.
After a Russian tank crossed the garden, Sasha's family decided to leave the house. Mom, Sasha, stepfather, stepfather's daughter, neighbor.
When trying to go to the territory under the control of the Armed Forces, in Bucha on Yablonskaya Street, tanks and Russian occupation left to meet them and shot the car for no reason. In front of Sasha's mother's eyes, the stepfather was killed by an automatic gunfire
The girls ran out of the car under heavy fire. They managed to escape to the nearest basement. After that, there was almost no connection with them. In the basement, it turned out that Sasha’s hand was injured by a rashist shot. The wound was high. Somehow, they managed to get a first aid briefing.
On the second day the temperature rose, Sasha lost consciousness and delirium began. There was a distinctive odor in the wound, indicating that the girl had little time. It just so happened that the basement where they were visible all around the perimeter, and the doors from the basement were in front of the Russian Okupant checkpoint. Any attempt to get out - shelling. Their shelter - at the epicenter of active fighting.
One man, who was also in the basement, had the courage to leave. He wanted to report a dying child. When he opened the door, he was shot.
The child is in critical condition. Somehow, it was possible to get into the basement, either the doctor or the nurse. It was clear that if they did not try to carry the child, he would lose his life in the basement. Wrapped in a white sheet, they miraculously managed to pass. When they were carrying the child, snipers fired on the asphalt for «fun».
Sasha was brought to the Bucha's hospital, which was also occupied by the Russians. The hospital worked on generators, water was brought. Doctors immediately decided to amputate Sasha’s arm. High. A day and a half after another attempt, it was still possible to organize a corridor. She was taken to the clinic "Dobrobut". The next day, to Rome, to the hospital.
Now Sasha is in rehabilitation, but the main victory, she has already won.
If you want to help Sasha personally, please let us know, and we will contact you with her father
Sasha, 9 years old, the city of Nikolaev
The war caught Sasha, like all of us, quite unexpectedly. Explosions, bombings...Full story
Sasha, 9 years old, the city of Nikolaev
The war caught Sasha, like all of us, quite unexpectedly. Explosions, bombings, basement - all that very quickly became a cruel routine. At some point, it became clear that Nikolaev might be threatened by a blockade. The city could be surrounded, and Sasha with his sister and mother had to go into the unknown.
The family wandered for a long time until they found shelter in a small town, in Vinnytsia region. Seeing how the mother is constantly working so that the children do not experience inconveniences and lack of means, Sasha decided to also join in providing for the family.
The boy wrote and posted an ad among the surrounding houses, where he said that he was looking for various small jobs: rubbish removal, walking dogs, help with shopping. So Sasha wanted to earn some pocket money while helping his mother.
This ad soon appeared on the Internet and very touched people. Concerned Ukrainians decided to support the boy and within 24 hours raised a significant amount of money to help his family.
However, the mother refused help and advised to redirect it settlers, who were unable to find housing and work in a foreign city.
People in need have received assistance and are still receiving it. People continue to bring gifts and presents for Sasha, which he transfers to the neighbouring settlement of refugees, where he is always very welcome.
Sasha is very happy that his impulse to help the family brought such unexpected results, help, and support for the settlers in the town where he lives now.
If you want to help Sasha personally, - write us nd we will give you the contacts of his parents.
Artem, 4 years old, the city of Mariupol
Life in the epicenter of the war through the eyes of 4-year-old Artem, who managed to get out of the ruined Mariupol...Full story
Artem, 4 years old, the city of Mariupol
For the first time, 4-year-old Artem saw the war, like all Ukrainians, on February 24. Explosions were heard in the morning in Mariupol. But this was not unusual, because all 8 years in Mariupol on the borders of the district "East" from time to time there were shelling from the so-called DNR. But it was frightening that the nature of the explosions had changed and that they were heard all over Ukraine. Then, the real war began.
The parents explained to the child why he was not going to kindergarten, and they themselves could not come to terms with what was happening and what awaited the family next. At that time, no one imagined that in about three weeks the city would be destroyed.
On the same day, it was almost impossible to buy food or medicine in the shops. People stocked up as best they could, because they knew that the city could be surrounded and there would be no opportunity to deliver products.
On March 2, lights, water, and communications disappeared throughout the city. On March 3 shell first landed near the entrance of the house where Artem lived. For the second time, on March 6, he hit the house from the side of their entrance. For the third time, on March 12-13, a shell flew in front of the entrance, killing two neighbors and injuring another. Fortunately for Artem's family, they left earlier than that.
They spent several weeks in a cold house without heating, under the sound of air strikes. You can't look out the window, walk home only in boots and jackets, because the temperature dropped below 5 degrees Celsius, live with the hope of a "green corridor" and understand that the rule of two walls will not save from a direct bomb - in such inhumane conditions where people from the first days of the war in Mariupol.
Artem collected Lego, played table games and went to bed as soon as the sun went down. The planes were in the sky around the clock, air strikes every 10-15 minutes. The family managed to get out first to acquaintances in a private house, where it was easier to cook, because the fire can be lit at the entrance to the basement. There were another children, so Artem had the opportunity to be distracted, but the parents were looking for any news about the possibility of getting out.
It was only on March 14 that information about the possible evacuation was announced, in the morning there were terrible explosions, and a fragment of a shell even flew into the house. People ran from the basement on command while the shelling stopped, and when they left, they saw for the first time a ruined city, black houses and people without signs of life.
Only now the boy is beginning to show fears: planes, loud noises, he still remembers the projectile that hit the basement house where they hid. But all the while under attack from Mariupol and the dangerous road of evacuation, he was courageous and brave.
The war forced children to think like an adult.
Children who have managed to escape from hell still have an opportunity to return to their childhood and health. This is believed by the 15-year-old Sasha, the author of the Ukraine war chronicle project who creates NFT-drawings for each day of the war to run a charity auction of illustrations, and transfer all the money raised to the children's hospital in the Kyiv region to buy the necessary medicines on which the lives of Ukrainian children depend.
NFT collection with illustrationsUkraine war chronicle by children's eyes
Start of the auction on June 1, 2022
Personal history of the author of the project
I am Alexander, I am 15 years old. I am from Ukraine. I study, I studied more precisely in the 9th class, until on February 24th in our country began the war. It was the open window in my home near Kiev, where I lived, that one of the first Russian missiles flew at 5 o'clock in the morning. At that moment, my life changed, although I probably didn't get it yet. We have collected one suitcase with our family, taken sleeping bags and left. It is not known where, without understanding how to live next - just as far as possible from these terrible explosions and the war.
I took my laptop and tablet to draw with me, not knowing that they would be so useful to me."
Where will the money go
The funds received from the collection will be donated to the children, affected by the war and to the children's hospital in the Kyiv region. It was this medical institution that took on the greatest burden during the war, because doctors saved the most difficult children from Bucha, Irpin, Hostomel, Borodyanka. We do not publish the hospital address and contact information for security reasons, but we are willing to provide all necessary information if needed.
It's very easy to help
Payee’s full name:
Charitable organization “BF Hurtom”
Account Details > Select: Account number + BIC
Account number: UA423052990000026003006233730
Bank name: JSC CB "PRIVATBANK"
Bank Address: 1D HRUSHEVSKOHO STR., KYIV, 01001, UKRAINE
Reason for payment: Charitable donation
Statement reference: Children help project in Ukraine
Ukraine war chronicle by children's eyes x Ukrnafta
Our partners from Ukrnafta not only supported Alex's project, but also launched their own project - #життяпереможе, in which was created a limited collection of t-shirts with children's illustrations "Ukraine will win". By the way, the authors of these drawings are the children of Ukrnafta employees, and a t-shirt with a collage of Alex's NFT illustrations complemented the collection. You can purchase these t-shorts at all Ukrnafta's branded gas stations. From each t-shirt you buy, 10% of the amount will be donated to the "Tvoya Opora" Charity Foundation to help children, who have lost their home.
The auction will start on June 1st, 2022. To buy an NFT illustration, you have to download and install the MetaMsk App, buy the Ethereum cryptocurrency, and then you can buy an NFT illustration on the Opensea platform.
The funds earned during the auction will be transferred to one of the children's hospitals in Kyiv region. For security reasons, we don’t show the medical facility publicly, but we are prepared to provide information in person if necessary. It is worth noting that this is one of those hospitals that took on the main burden, rescuing children from Irpen, Bucha, Gostomel, Borodyanka and other occupied towns in the Kiev region.
1. You can take part in the auction and buy illustrations from the NFT-collection of the Ukrainian teenager "Ukraine War Chronicles by Children's Eyes".
2. Information support is also important for us: telling about the project on your social networks, personal blogs, mass media or on TV.
3. If you know the story of a child who needs medical assistance, send it to us directly through social media or by mail: email@example.com