Our presence at the border is still very much needed. We are staying!

Ukraine

On the 24th of February 2022, Russia launched a military offensive into Ukraine, causing civilian casualties and destroying the country’s infrastructure. More than a quarter of the population has been forced to flee their homes. In the first few weeks, more than 4.3 million refugees fled Ukraine, and a second as many were internally displaced. It is the fastest growing refugee crisis since World War II.

We cannot be indifferent to the suffering of our neighbours – we immediately set out to help!

In the first days of the war we delivered

21,000

loaves of bread for the inhabitants of Kyiv
We sent over

20 tons

of food to the areas affected by the conflict
We take care of

55

children evacuated from the orphanage in Zhytomyr

01.03.2022

We spent another night near Chyriv in Ukraine. On the way to the border crossing in Krościenko, we received information that a mother with two children was stuck in her car 4 km from the border on the Ukrainian side. The woman had run out of fuel. All of it was used up by the heating system, which she had to use for two days while waiting to cross. She also ran out of food. The situation was very difficult.

An hour later, we arrived at our destination. We gave Anna a thermos of hot tea, provisions for a few days, warm blankets and, above all, fuel so that she could continue her journey. “The Polish people are an extraordinary, wonderful nation. We are brothers and sisters,” she repeated, unable to hide her emotions. Her life had suddenly been shattered when an Iskander ballistic missile struck her home district of Kiev yesterday. Her husband remained in the area. He survived the blast, but his wife is very worried about him. Before we parted, she said that just after our meeting, she would invite another mother and her child into her van from a car a few dozen metres away in the queue and that together they would have their first meal in days.

Tonight the biggest challenge for everyone waiting on the other side of the border was the temperature. The bitter cold and the need to warm up the car engine forced people to risk running out of fuel. Those feeling the effects of the temperatures were asking for a cup of hot tea and blankets. Warmth is still the most urgent need.

Although the situation at the border seems to have stabilised, human tragedies are still unfolding there. Yesterday at the Krościenko border crossing, shortly after we had crossed, one woman went into labour. Another ran out of insulin. Border guards also told us that a few days ago a group of unaccompanied minors arrived at the border.

Our presence at the border is still very much needed. We are staying!

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