As of May 5th, 2022, it has been estimated that over 5,7 million Ukrainians have been forced to seek safety abroad, with around 3 million gone to Poland, over 856,000 to Romania, about 491,000 to Slovakia, and over 452,000 to Moldova. The State’s support in helping the refugees is indispensable, but it has been the NGOs (and regular citizens) who have been carrying out much of the work up until now.
To find out more about what is the situation right now in the countries neighboring Ukraine, what are the current challenges, but also what has worked when it comes to helping refugees settle in new realities, watch a discussion with these amazing activists:
Flavius Ilioni-Loga from LOGS Grup de Inițiative Sociale (Romania),
Adela Tihláriková from Mareena (Slovakia),
Svetlana Jioară from Centrul de Drept al Avocaţilor (Moldova).
Learn more about changing needs of the refugees crossing the boarders, challenges related to finding accommodation, school for their children, or getting a job, but also listen to many incredible examples of how thanks to the help of activists, volunteers, and regular citizens, many find a measure of calm in this exceedingly demanding situation. Find out what limbo means in this context and what are the current needs of both the refugees as well as the activists supporting them, and why coordinated efforts are key for long-term solutions.
Watch the VIDEO RECORDING from the discussion here:
Follow the speakers' organizations on social media or get involved in your local initiatives focused on helping the refugees!
To read about the KEY TAKEAWAYS from the discussion, visit THIS PAGE.
Useful links and resources:
Resources for Nonprofits Affected by the War in Ukraine: Resources for Nonprofits Affected by the War in Ukraine - TechSoup EuropeTechSoup Europe
Civil Society Security Strengthening Initiative: https://page.techsoup.org/the-civil-society-security-strengthening-initiative
War Speeches (monitoring public positions on the Russian-Ukrainian war, OPORA): War Speeches – Monitoring public positions on Russo-Ukrainian War (russiancrime.org)
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