Since our focus is to help families with multiple children who have been affected by the way of Ukraine, we have compiled some data to the best of our ability to estimate how many families out there qualify for or mission.
Since the most recent official census of Ukraine took place in 2001, it is impossible to say exactly how many people have been affected based on official data. Looking at open source data, we can assess:
More than 8.8 million Ukrainian refugees were forced to flee Ukraine (as of July 5)
According to UNICEF, by March 24, 2022, more than half of all children in Ukraine (about 7.5 million) had been forced to leave their homes, including about 1.8 million who became refugees in other countries
About 8 million became internally displaced persons (as of May 3)
People who moved or were deported to the Russian Fedration
Some people were forced to leave the zone of active hostilities for the territory of the Russian Federation (many towns were closed off from the Ukrainian territory and it was only possible to leave for the territory of the Russian Federation).
According to Russian authorities, as of July 7, a total of 2,359,135 people, including 371,925 children, left eastern Ukraine for Russia since the war began on February 24. source
The number of dead or missing people cannot be counted at this time. Information on this topic is closed. For reference: only in the town of Balakliya in Kharkiv region (population as of January 1, 2019 was 27,637 people source) there are already over 200 dead and more than 200 missing, who the relatives are looking for. The city has been damaged severely, but it has not been wiped off the face of the earth like Mariupol, Volnovakha, Izyum and other cities. (My personal opinion, since there is constant communication with relatives in the occupied town and people post on social media specific names and surnames of people who are missing. On 3 streets in my neighborhood alone, 4 people (2 destroyed houses) were killed by accidental shelling of houses in the last month). The population on these three streets is not more than 800 people. There is no information about this because the town is under occupation. Many villages around the town were demolished almost completely by Russian air strikes (Shevelevka, Melova, Pryshyb). In other words, there is simply no adequate and truthful information about the real situation when it comes to the occupied territories.
In this article we tried to gather as much information as possible about these statistics:
Population of Kharkiv region
The population of the region (oblast – Ukr.) as of January 1, 2020 is 2,658,461 people, including urban population of 2,158,121 or 81.2% and rural population of 500,340 or 18.8%.
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Population of Mykolaiv region
The population of the region as of January 1, 2020 was 1,119,862 people, including urban population of 768,022 people, or 68.6%, and rural population of 351,840 people, or 31.4%.
Link to source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mykolaiv_Oblast
Population of Chernihiv region
The population of the region as of January 1, 2020 was 991,294 people, including urban population of 649,063 people, or 65.5%, and rural population of 326,817 people, or 34.5%.
Population of Sumy region
The population of the region as of January 1, 2020 was 1,068,247 people, including 741,430, or 69.4% of the urban population, and 326,817, or 30.6%, of the rural population[
Population of Zaporizhzhia region
The population of the region as of January 1, 2020 was 1,687,401 people, including 1,306,231, or 77.4% of the urban population, and 381,170, or 22.6%, of the rural population[
Population of Donetsk region
As of April 1, 2015, the total population of the region amounted to 4,288,258 people (which is 32,563 fewer than on September 1, 2014). As of January 1, 2015, there were 3,895,600 people (90.84%) out of 4,297,200 residents of the region living in urban areas, and 401,600 people (9.16%) in rural areas. The permanent population is 4,284,400 people, including urban population of 3,879,700 people (90.55%) and rural population of 404,700 people (9.45%). The population of the regional center amounted to 952,100 people (22.16% of the population of the region).).
The number of available population of the region as of January 1, 2020, according to Ukrstat estimates, is 4,131,808 people, including urban population of 3,754,349 people or 90.9% and rural population of 377,459 people or 9.1%..
Population of Kyiv region
The population of the region as of January 1, 2020 was 1,781,044 people, including 1,105,383, or 62.1% of the urban population and 675,661, or 37.9%, of the rural population.
Population of Kyiv
The official population of Kyiv is 2,967,000 people.
Also keep in mind that this data is not accurate, since people come from all over Ukraine to work in large cities and regional centers, and in reality the population in regional centers and large cities is higher.
Large families (families with 3 or more children)
According to the State Statistics Service of Ukraine, as of 2021, there are about 15 million households in Ukraine, of which 0.79% are large families. Therefore, there were 1,185,000 families in Ukraine in 2021 who had 3 or more children. Number of large families from the affected regions:
According to a different source, as of February 1, 2019, there were 338,513 large families in Ukraine.
One source refutes the other, but the second one is more believable. But if we take the ratio from the first source by region, it turns out that 22% of families with many children from the total number have been and are now in the zone of active hostilities. The total is 74,472 families (those with 3 or more children), tentatively.
No data could be found about families with 2 children. However, we could make an estimate, given that of the total number of families that come to us, 768 applications are from families with 2 children, out of 2,862 applications total, which is about 27% of all applications. There are 1,570 applications from families with many (3+) children, which is about 55% of all applications. We can assume that the number of families who have 2 children and were/are in an active combat zone is at least half of families with many children.
The total number of families who have 2 or more children and were or are still in the zone of active warfare in Ukraine is tentatively about 74,472 families + 37,236 families = at least 112,000 families who need help. It is not possible to subtract from these figures the number of dead and missing people, because there is simply no reliable information and there is no data on what regions people went abroad from.