We help the people on site.
Every life matters.
Not everyone can leave the war zone easily. Often because they are sick, too old or injured. Therefore, we have been evacuating civilians from the embattled areas since February. Over the course of time, we have been able to gain a lot of experience that helps us ensure the safety of our team members and, more importantly, the safety of those seeking protection. We work efficiently, accurately, quickly and carefully, and we are constantly trying to improve. Still, every mission is life-threatening. By the end of September 2022, we had evacuated over 2,000 people from Donbass.
MEDICAL & TACTICAL
Our team works in a highly professional mode and regularly undergoes further medical and technical trainings. Our skilled personnel pass on this knowledge to civilians in the areas of conflict – including children and young people. What should I do in case of a shelling? Where could there be mines? How do I apply a tourniquet? Knowledge that can make the difference between life and death. We prepare people for emergencies and provide them with the necessary equipment.
& MEDICAL SUPPLIES
People who remain in the shelled cities quickly face a lack of basic infrastructure and supplies. Chronically ill people require supplies of medicines, which disappear from pharmacies even before the shelling begins. There is a shortage of drinking water, food, and the most basic hygiene products.
When regular supply chains are disrupted, we maintain civilian access to it by distributing humanitarian aid, providing generators and fuel for relief centers on the ground, and finding other solutions, such as sun-powered flashlights and power banks, mobile gas stoves, water purification systems, cardboard beds or mattresses.
Once people fleeing war and destruction are brought to safety, they face an even bigger problem: finding long-term housing while trying to rebuild their lives from scratch.
We are currently setting up a number of long-term shelters (each of which can house up to 20 people indefinitely) in central and western Ukraine. In support of our evacuation operation in the Donbass, we are also operating a shelter in Pokrovsk, where people who missed the evacuation train can stay. In addition, we are opening a large shelter in Oleksandriia, which can accommodate up to 100 people. We are looking for a suitable long-term solution for each individual case – until then, people are safe in our shelters.
The horror of war burns itself into the souls of children. Those who had to flee from bombs and Kalashnikovs are often traumatized. In a tent camp, together with psychologists, we work through the events therapeutically.
The idea is to immerse them in a creative environment so that through artistic expression and interpretatation they can reflect on their personal dramatic experiences.