KiKA Helping Children Cope with War in Ukraine


KiKA has dedicated itself to helping children deal with the war in Ukraine with special programming to answer their questions and keep them informed.

On logo!, produced exclusively for KiKA by ZDF, 10-year-old Polina from Berlin met with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz for an interview comprised of questions collected from children surrounding their fears about a war in Europe and how best to help refugees from Ukraine.

Additionally, since last week, has featured short videos in which experts answer the most important questions about the conflict and offer tips for dealing with the fear of war.

Sabine Marx also answers children’s questions and offers advice in KiKA-KUMMERKASTEN.

In the online web show CheX!—The Ukraine Special, produced by ARD-affiliated BR, Checker Tobi (Tobias Krell) explains how the war started and what is actually happening in Ukraine in a child-friendly way. He also informs on what politicians do to help people and cities in Ukraine and offers advice on what KiKA’s audience can do. The special can be found on KiKA’s website and KiKA-Player.

From ARD-affiliated Radio Bremen, the multi-part event series within Schau in meine Welt (Look Into My World), #Ukraine—My Country at War, is about and by Ukrainian children. It can be viewed on KiKA’s website and KiKA-Player.

“Thanks to the many colleagues involved within the editorial children’s and family program departments of ARD and ZDF and at KiKA, these helpful special program offers inform the children and help answer the many questions they daily ask not only KiKA but also their parents,” said Sebastian Debertin, head of international content acquisitions in the programming and management department of KiKA.