In December 2023, a woman named Maria turned to the Ministry of Reintegration. She asked for help in returning her young daughter from the temporarily occupied territory of the Zaporizhzhia region.
When the full-scale war started, the girl was staying with her grandparents there. They could not leave immediately because her grandmother was seriously ill. There was no way to transport her. It was also risky for the parents to take the girl alone.
When her grandmother passed away, Maria asked for help. And after almost two years apart, the family was reunited. The return took place within the framework of the "Way Home" project.
The Ministry of Reintegration is grateful to everyone who contributed to this case. Special thanks to our partner, the Ukrainian Child Rights Network. Thanks to the joint efforts of this project, 56 children have already been returned.
The Ministry of Reintegration reminds that if you witness the illegal transfer of children to the temporarily occupied territory or the territory of the Russian Federation, be sure to report it to Natalia Yemets, a specialized specialist of the Ministry of Reintegration, by phone: (050) 562-03-13. You can also contact the hotline of the National Information Bureau: 16-48.
Author - Serhii Kolomiets, 11/02/2024