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“Life-saving, hope-delivering, resilience-reinforcing programs, services and essential humanitarian support for Ukraine’s displaced and refugee children – extraordinary young people in the cross-hairs of an out of control superpower…”
– Irwin & Karen Redlener

On the Ground, Hands On, Transparent…

Ukraine Children’s Action Project Co-Founders Dr. Irwin Redlener & Karen Redlener

The Ukraine Children’s Action Project was established to assess and support the urgent needs of displaced children who have escaped from a brutal Russian invasion that began on February 24, 2022. Since that time, nearly 2/3 of Ukraine’s children under age 15 have fled besieged areas in eastern regions of the nation. Many of these children have been severely traumatized and/ or have been unable to continue their education. But when the war/ terror campaign is over, they must be ready and able to return to Ukraine as an essential part of the nation’s future.


UCAP works with local officials and non-governmental organizations in Lviv, Ukraine and countries, especially Poland, that are continuing to receive Ukrainian refugees to optimize the health, well-being and education of children who have been separated by war from their homes and communities.

We have also expanded our reach to work with other children in the Lviv region – and beyond –  who are now impacted every day by the fear of drone attacks, the lack of access to electricity, internet, and clean water and the growing unpredictability of their education. UCAP functions in a high-level advisory capacity, as well, by providing strategic direct grants to programs supporting these children.

UCAP’s “rules of engagement”

  • This crisis is an emergency and UCAP commits to acting rapidly and responsibly.
  • Every program supported by UCAP is personally vetted by the Redleners and UCAP’s staff
  • Every grantee is accountable for funds received by UCAP

Click here for the Ukraine Children’s Action Project’s year-end report and plans for 2023

UCAP Special Project: Recovery Camps for Kids

UCAP has been working with a highly successful, professionally managed Ukrainian charity to support special one-day and five-day Recovery Camps for traumatized children who have been displaced from eastern and southern parts of Ukraine under siege. But the need for 5-day Camps grows, and the waiting list is long, so UCAP is helping them expand their capacity to serve more children at this critical time. Click here to donate.


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