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UKRAINE

 
Total population (millions)47.5
Life expectancy at birth (years)66.1
GDP per capita (PPP US$)5,491
Adult literacy rate (% age 15 and above)99.4
Combined primary, secondary and tertiary gross enrolment ratio (%)86

Ukraine continues to experience the transition from centrally planned political and economic structure and systems to a market orientated one. The process of transition has not been easy for many families who are confronted with declining living standards. Poverty and inequality is rising, particularly among families with children or single parents. Unemployment remains high and there has been an increase in the share of the population living below the poverty line.

The most recent Human Development Report ranks Ukraine at 78, with a medium human development rating status. The Human Development Index (HDI) value is 0.766 compared to the HDI of the UK, which is 0.939.

WER works in Ukraine with: Door of Hope, Ukraine.

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These are our current projects in UKRAINE:

Orphanage

WER works in partnership with Door of Hope to help orphans.

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Centre for Disabled Children

WER works in partnership with Door of Hope to help children with disabilities.

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Children in Detention Centres

WER works in partnership with Door of Hope to help children living in a youth detention centre. The centre is based in Horoduk and caters for up to 80 children aged between 10 and 14 years, most of whom are street children or from troubled home backgrounds

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Street Children

WER in partnership with World Response & ADRA is providing medical assistance and care for street children in Kiev.

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The factual information on each of the countries has been published in the United Nations Human Development Report 2005. Please refer to this document for more comprehensive information.

The FCO also provides detailed country profiles, explaining the history and politics of each of the countries. (FCO web site)