In early August, a woman contacted the Ministry of Reintegration’s hotline 15-48 and reported that a 14-year-old boy, Ivan, was living in the temporarily occupied part of the Kherson region. Following the death of his grandmother, who had been caring for him, he was to be placed in an orphanage in the TOT.
A family of internally displaced persons from the TOT of Kherson region, who now live in the Kyiv region, volunteered to take care of the boy. They had known Ivan for a long time, even before they moved. But they could not take him from the TOT alone.
The Ministry of Reintegration and the Ukrainian Child Rights Network joined the case. The entire repatriation process took 22 days. Now the boy is among his people and starting a new chapter in his life.
The Ministry of Reintegration is grateful to everyone who contributed to this case. Thanks to Daria Kasyanova, Chairperson of the Board of the Ukrainian Child Rights Network. Thanks to the joint efforts, 26 children were returned within the framework of the Way Home project during the three summer months of this year.
We remind you that if you witness the illegal transfer of children to the temporarily occupied territories or the territory of the russian federation, please do not hesitate to report it to the specialist of the Ministry of Reintegration Natalia Yemets by phone: (050) 562-03-13. You can also call the hotline of the National Information Bureau 16-48.