Alevtina is all smiles as she cuddles her mother Alexandra Zhuravel in their bedroom at Poland's Benedictine Sisters Monastery, a world away from Kryvyi Rih in central Ukraine.
Her joy in that moment masks the fear she shows each time the tranquillity around the 17th century monastery where she, her sister and her mother have found refuge is broken by a loud noise from a car or an aircraft overhead.
The eight-year-old has cerebral palsy and cannot speak.
"Every morning I am waking up hoping that someone will call or text me that now we can go back home," she said. "Every day, that is all I am waiting for. Our suitcase is packed, and we just wait for a call."
(Photo Editing Kezia Levitas; Writing Michael Kahn; Text Editing Alison Williams; Layout Kezia Levitas)