We entered 20 km into the Ukrainian side - we are in the Ukrainian town of Chyrów

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

28.02.2022

We spent the night in Ukraine. We managed to enter the country at the border crossing in Kroscienko. More than 4000 cars are waiting here for clearance to cross the border. The people we met in the queue at Chyrów (about 15 km from the border) will reach the crossing on Thursday or Friday. There are mothers with small children in their cars. Some are ill. As during all our recent night duties, the needs are the same – warmth.

Hot tea, energy bars and chocolate are a real help so that people, weakened by the long journey and the long wait, can move on. We noticed that there are no sanitary facilities on the Ukrainian side. We passed only one toilet over a dozen or so kilometres.

Today the media reported that women and children will be allowed into Poland without clearance. It is evident at the borders that both sides are keeping  formalities to a minimum. The whole situation is complicated by the fact that there are men present in every other car. They have to prove that they are not covered by the order of general mobilisation. In this situation, even a change in the rules may not solve the problem of queues stretching back for miles.

Thank you to everyone who is helping us reach out to those in need. Tonight we received extraordinary support from Ukrainian border guards. Not only did they facilitate our entry into the country, but they helped distribute hot tea.

We do not yet know where we will be tonight, but we will certainly do our best to get to where we are most needed.

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