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Russia took close to 20,000 Ukrainian children from their homes — from their families. Canada will lead the way to bring them home.


Imagine the horror of having your child ripped away from you and not knowing if or when you will hug them again.

Taking kids away from their families, trying to erase their language, and their culture is criminal. I wrote about that here on REVwords.

Children should never be pawns for military and political purposes and yet that is the experience of children in Ukraine.

Coalition of the Caring

The International Coalition for the Return of Ukrainian Children was officially launched in Kyiv, Ukraine, on February 2, 2024. The Government of Ukraine and the Government of Canada co-chair the Coalition. Their aim is to bring Ukrainian children home to their families and communities.

The Coalition will coordinate joint efforts and cooperation between Ukraine and partner states to address the issue of the unlawful deportation and forced transfer of Ukrainian children by the Russian Federation.

Since February 2022, an estimated 20,000 Ukrainian children have been deported, forcibly transferred or otherwise displaced from the territory of Ukraine to the temporarily occupied territories and to Russia to erase their identity. Currently, fewer than 400 children have been returned to Ukraine and reunited with their families.

Follow the progress of the Coalition here.

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Bob Jones

Happily married to Jocelyn for 44 years. We have two adult sons, Cory and his wife Lynsey and their son Vincent and daughter Jayda; Jean Marc and his wife Angie and their three daughters, Quinn, Lena and Annora. I love inspiring people through communicating, blogging, and coaching. I enjoy writing, running, and reading. I'm a fan of the Double E, Bruins, Celtics, Red Sox and Pats. Follow me on Twitter @bobjones49ers

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