We are doing what we can and what we do best


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!

We provided humanitarian assistance for


Ukrainians who stayed in the country


There are no pupils in the school, although the building is buzzing like a beehive. The headmaster, teachers and residents are running around the corridors trying to respond to the needs of the women and children fleeing from the east. They have set up a reception centre here. The border is only a few dozen kilometres away. For those arriving from war-torn areas, this is the last stop on the Ukrainian side. In a few hours or so, they will leave their country, which has become a military training ground overnight.

The headmaster welcomes us and shows us around the facility. Proud of how everything is organised here, he shows us the gymnasium and several classrooms, which on one day alone were able to accommodate over 900 people. Since the beginning of the war, the school has taken care of several thousand refugees. The local community supplies the canteen and the clothing depot. The needs are great, but there is no shortage of volunteers to help. The school psychologist talks to the children and their mothers. It is the women who need help the most. They are devastated by the sight of their past turning into rubble, by the long days of living in fear for their children, and by the exhausting journey and separation from their husbands who stayed behind to defend their homeland.

“We can’t fight and kill,” a resident of a border town tells us. “We spend every free moment weaving nets and filling them with fabrics so that they serve our soldiers to camouflage tanks and important equipment.

There are more such places on the Ukrainian side. We supported one such place yesterday, donating basic necessities to 30 children evacuated directly from the bombardment. We have also been to Lviv to see with our own eyes the scale of the needs, to talk to people and to organise practical help.

We are doing what we can and at what we are best. Thank you for your trust. Without you we would not be able to do anything!

Urgent Help Needed

Save the Pharmacy for the Poorest in Togo

This amount will allow for equipping pharmacy shelves for the first half of the year. Ania and Mateusz will take care of this, and they will fly to Togo in February and fill the shelves with the most essential antibiotics, antimalarial drugs, and pain relievers. The Saoudé Pharmacy has people to save. It cannot succeed without your support.

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We already have :
3,420 EUR
We need:
6,667 EUR