Press Release

Statement on hijack of a UNICEF partner’s mine risk education website

08 September 2023

The safety and well-being of children is paramount. Accordingly, upon being made aware that a website previously used by one of our partners for raising mine risk awareness was hijacked and has been displaying objectionable material, we reported this to the Ukrainian Cyber Police unit. 

UNICEF has requested that access to this website be blocked, and we are working with relevant authorities and partners to resolve this issue and ensure appropriate measures are taken to prevent harm.

We encourage children and caregivers seeking information on mine safety to visit our website, which provides comprehensive guidance on this critical issue.

UNICEF remains committed to fulfilling its mission of protecting the rights and promoting the well-being of every child, and we are actively addressing this incident to safeguard the integrity of this important information campaign.


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Damian Rance, Chief Advocacy and Communications
UNICEF Ukraine

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