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 already know that with you we can achieve the impossible! We have exceeded our target, raising a total of 70,000 zloty. Our supplies have reached Dnipro and Kiev in the east. In Kiev, with our partner Jevhen, we are supporting the residents of one of the poorest districts (13th), including the elderly who are completely helpless during blackouts. In addition, this supply will help support the ‘Point of Invincibility’ organised in this neighbourhood by Jevhen.
Every additional zloty is a building block towards the next sleeping bag, blanket or oil lamp that provides warmth and light. Keep an eye on our Facebook page and see that the help you fund ends up in good hands!
If there is no electricity and the cold weather comes, we will be removing corpses from the flats on this estate.
– says Yevhen, our partner who, in the heart of Kiev’s 13th district, has been providing its residents with basic aid since the start of the war.
We are on the scene. A hail of missiles fell on Kiev again. One of them flew right over the roof of our partner Yevhen’s headquarters. All were intended to hit the country’s critical infrastructure, destroying electricity sources and fuel depots. However, they did not all reach their targets. Missiles fired from Russia also hit residential buildings. 10 people were killed. Several million residents of the capital are without electricity, water and the ability to contact relatives. Russia’s terror switched off the electricity in Ukraine today. We experienced what this means first-hand.
Left-bank Kiev has gone completely dark. For residents, this means no light, no mobile network signal, and it is through this signal that bomb alerts reach residents and, above all, no heat. The lack of electricity is completely paralysing life in the city. Preparations are underway for the partial evacuation of Kiev. For those who stay, the upcoming winter will be an extreme challenge.
“We’ll drink tea and sit under a blanket,” was the only plan for the coming winter for one of Yevhen’s charges, who came to collect a food parcel yesterday.
We brought Yevhen and his team a Warm Package to Kiev: paraffin lamps, cookers, sleeping bags and warm blankets. Radios so that they will know what’s happening when the electricity goes out again, reflectors, as there are more and more accidents involving pedestrians in the dark city, hygiene products and high-energy meals. This is just a drop in the ocean of needs. There is no electricity in Ukraine. Our neighbours need warmth and our commitment more than ever!