The Human Safety Net & Generali join effort for Ukraine
27 May 2022
Discover more about the Blue Dots and how they ensure safety to thousands of children and families escaping from Ukraine every day.
One of the most visible ways that we are supporting Ukrainian refugees is the network of Blue Dots, established jointly with UNICEF and UNHCR, that create safe spaces for thousands of children and families every day.
The war in Ukraine has entered its third month and continues to exacerbate a massive humanitarian crisis, in particular causing a huge wave of refugees fleeing the conflict. More than 5.7 million refugees have fled Ukraine (source: UNHCR as of May 6, 2022) and, of these 2.25 million are children in need of hosting countries.
The Blue Dots are welcoming spaces providing support and protection for children and families.
They are located along major escape routes and at refugee registration sites or reception facilities.
They offer children a safe and welcoming space to rest, play or just to be a child.
Twenty-three Blue Dots have been established (with 14 of these supported by THSN & Generali), providing more than 11,500 children and their mothers with access to a safe space every day.
Inside a Blue Dot with Yulia Yurova, UNICEF volunteer at the Blue Dots in Isaccea (Romania), and Hugh Jackman
The Blue Dots also register children who are traveling on their own and connect them to specialist protection services, as well as offering referral services to women, including for support around gender-based violence.
Map of Blue Dots from UNICEF
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Generali and The Human Safety Net support Ukrainian families also in other countries of Austria & CEE region.
In Croatia, Generali osiguranje supported Festival of Play organized by our THSN NGO Partner „Growing up Together“ and the Association of Societies "Our Children".
Almost 1,400 parents and children in eight cities across Croatia took part in one of the joint games and numerous joint creative and artistic activities. Parents became involved in the game with their children, raising awareness of the importance of playing together to deepen the relationship with the child.
The organization of the festival was supported by The Human Safety Net and volunteer employees from Generali osiguranje d.d.
Society "Our Children" in Osijek, hosted 200 parents and children and as many as 61 children from Ukraine with their parents. In order to try to slightly separate them from their refugee reality, on that occasion, among other, they were also given gift cards to buy toys or gifts of their choice.