The Wider Image: Ukraine seeks to trace thousands of 'orphans' scattered by war
Nurse Rita Barba, 52, comforts children in a basement shelter at a facility for people with special needs, amid Russia's invasion of Ukraine, in Odesa, Ukraine, June 6, 2022. Poverty is the main reason children are sent into institutions – 80 percent of families fall below the poverty line after the birth of their second child, according to a 2021 study on child protection systems by Ukraine's former Commissioner for Children's Rights, Mykola Kuleba. REUTERS/Edgar Su SEARCH "UKRAINE DZHURIV ORPHANAGE" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.