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Ukraine Statement

The Carework Network would like to express its concern regarding the Russian invasion of Ukraine. We are an international organisation of researchers, policymakers and advocates of various domains of care work.  We have been particularly concerned about the impact on women and children who are experiencing an increasing burden of care for children, disabled, and elderly friends and family, and express our support for all people in Ukraine. 

Our partners, the Southern Gerontological Society, have highlighted that approximately two million older Ukrainians are reportedly losing vital access to food, medicine, and other necessities. We also recognise the plight of an estimated 100,000 children living in orphanages and institutions, surrogate babies whose parents cannot travel to collect them, and their care workers; those in hospitals; and health care workers, after a recent bombing of a maternity and children’s hospital.  

This extremely delicate humanitarian situation adds to the social consequences of over two years of the COVID19 pandemic and severe manifestations of climate change.

As an international community we also acknowledge that there are many Russian people affected who oppose the war.  We have been concerned to hear about experiences of racism for some seeking to leave Ukraine, and that this war matters more because it is occurring in Europe.  We thus seek to articulate our ongoing solidarity with all people affected by conflict globally and express our support for all displaced people and the impact it has on their ongoing care and those who provide it.  

We hope that all parties involved deepen efforts to de-escalate and put people and life at the centre of all efforts. 

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