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Building a rights-based child protection system in Ukraine, free from institutions


Thousands of children in Ukraine with disabilities, developmental disorders, illnesses, or from disadvantaged social backgrounds are deprived of their human rights and grow up without ...

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Reuniting families in Ukraine


When Lumos met Viktor (11) and Veronika (14) from Ukraine in 2019, the siblings had been in a boarding school for several years. Their family ...

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Investing in families: a visit to Moldova


In early May, Lumos CEO Peter McDermott visited Moldova to review our response to the Ukraine crisis and how we can best support the governments ...

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Call for a moratorium on intercountry adoption in response to the conflict in Ukraine


Lumos has endorsed this joint call for a moratorium on intercountry adoption in response to the conflict in Ukraine. In line with the Ukrainian Government’s ...

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Lumos joins call for a moratorium on intercountry adoption in response to the conflict in Ukraine


Lumos is adding its voice to this joint call for a moratorium on intercountry adoption in response to the conflict in Ukraine. In line with ...

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Lumos expands emergency response to Odessa


Odessa is known by many to be one of the major targets of the Russian war in Ukraine. It has suffered bombardment and loss, but ...

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A new life in Moldova


Elena was initially hesitant to leave her home in Ukraine. However, when it became clear that her home city of Odessa was going to be ...

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Lumos CEO's response to UN warning on abuse of disabled children in Ukraine's orphanages


Full statement from Lumos CEO, Peter McDermott on UN warning of the abuse of disabled children in Ukraine's orphanages.

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“We are now a family” – a visit to Moldova


I’ve just returned from a trip to Moldova, where I went to see first-hand some of Lumos Moldova’s vital work supporting vulnerable children and their ...

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Together we are stronger and can do everything: Summer school in Moldova


Earlier this month, Lumos organised a summer school for children aged between 12 and 15 from Moldova and Ukraine.

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Education needs safety: Sofiya's dream of a biology career in Ukraine


At 17, Sofiya is the oldest of five children. She lives with her parents and younger siblings in Ukraine, in the same home they lived ...

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Ukraine’s institutionalised children deserve a better future


Full statement from Lumos CEO, Peter McDermott on joint statement by United Nations Child Rights Committee and the Committee on the Rights of Persons with ...

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Diaries from Ukraine


Sadly, this week attacks in Ukraine intensified. Three of our dedicated team members have shared their reflections on recent events, how life has changed for ...

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A view from Moldova


One of Lumos Moldova's team shares an update of life in Moldova, including why Lumos' support for refugees is so crucial, as well as his ...

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Anastasiya, Khrystyna and Denys


“I miss everything we had in the past. Work, friends, home, my job… we dream that the war stops and never starts again,” says Anastasiya. ...

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Lumos donates over £20,000 in specialist equipment to vulnerable Ukrainian children


“Children in wartime are the most vulnerable and need protection” - Yuriy Denysovets

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