Ukraine says it dismissed nearly 100,000 children from institutional care. With help from U.N. child agency UNICEF, it is still trying to reach some 26,000 of them.
At the Odesa Orphanage-Boarding School four months after Russia invaded Ukraine, an air raid alarm sent nurses in white coats hurrying residents into a basement beneath the kitchen. Among them was Tanya (pictured above), a slight 12-year-old who favours a pink sun hat.
The new arrivals were unpredictable, frantic, Ambrozivna said.
However, by August, Tanya was "settling well," the director said.
($1 = 36.9246 hryvnias)
(Reporting by Sarah Slobin in New York and Joanna Plucinska in Ukraine; Additional reporting by Stefaniia Bern, Oleh Papushenko and Edgar Su in Ukraine; Photo editing by Gabrielle Fonseca Johnson and Eve Watling; Text editing by Sara Ledwith; Layout by Eve Watling)