Thank you very much for being here with us. After a few hours of sleep we are heading back to the border for another night. We will continue providing urgent aid. The bus is packed full of thermoses with hot tea, blankets and dry provisions. It is warmth that is most needed now as people on the Ukrainian side of the border have been waiting to cross for hours on end.
Tonight the queue to the Medyka border crossing reached up to 65 km. We spent the whole night at yet another crossing, Karczowa-Krakowiec. Every half hour the border guards would bring us further groups of a dozen or so women with children. They had priority in crossing the border. We witnessed heartrending goodbyes between men and their families. We gave shelter in our minibus to Teresa from Tarnopol for almost the whole night. She is 9 months pregnant. In three weeks’ time she will give birth. When she fled her home, she only packed a layette for the baby, in case the birth should take her by surprise on the way.
We provide basic aid, because this is essential at the very beginning of a crisis. This is step one. However, every hour brings new needs. At the moment, we are preparing to deliver aid in the form of medicines to the Ukrainian side and we are devising a plan to evacuate 200 children from an orphanage in Lviv.
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