Ukraine: Emergency Preparedness & Response
The armed conflict in eastern Ukraine that began in May 2014 meant a dramatic deterioration of living conditions for millions of the local citizens. It is our mission that those most in need, those affected by the conflict such as mothers with children or senior citizens, should receive as soon as possible the essentials for living.
We supply them with food packages containing items like flour, oil, salt, and sugar or hygiene products like diapers and soap. In areas where stores are in operation, we provide them with food stamps so that they can purchase the things which they are lacking. In winter, we distribute wood, coal, or wood-burning stoves. Additionally, we repair damaged homes as well as water mains and bring in drinking water for towns and schools. Furthermore, we establish play areas for children where they can forget about the war for a while and, thanks to experts, can better cope with the trauma that they have experienced.