“We are freezing! Help! Children are freezing!” Such inscriptions appeared on walls in Mariupol.
Ukraine desperately needs us again. More than ever before. The enemy is having trouble on the frontline. It has started to destroy the country’s infrastructure. Ukrainians are calling a spade a spade: “Moscow is trying to carry out energy genocide”. 40% of Ukraine’s critical infrastructure has been destroyed. This is going to be a difficult winter. We cannot get used to this atrocity.
There is no electricity in Kiev and water supplies are also limited. Almost half a million people are already without heating. Each attack means more residents cut off from electricity, water and heat. The mayor of Kiev does not rule out evacuating the capital – three million residents are in question.
Once again we are heading out to help the Ukrainians and once again what they need most is warmth. We never thought that our aid shipment would be paraffin lamps and camping rocket stoves. We are also packing sleeping bags and warm blankets.
The whole of eastern and central Ukraine is freezing. Up to one million Ukrainians may seek shelter in Poland in the coming weeks. Another challenge awaits us – we will receive much weaker people whose mental state is much worse. They are emaciated and traumatised. They often come from the poorer social groups, who until now have been afraid to flee into the unknown.
At GoodWorks 24/7, you can fund an oil lamp to bring light and warmth to the people of Ukraine who are plunged into darkness and cold. We strongly urge you to do so. And if you cannot, please share this post so that our appeal for help reaches as many people as possible.