- Half of all Ukrainian children have been displaced since Feb. 24, according to UNICEF. “Since the start of the war a month ago, out of every boy and girl in the country, one out of two now has had to flee their homes,” UNICEF spokesperson James Elder told CNN.
- Russia’s war displaces nearly 10 million Ukrainians. The United Nations Migration Agency estimates that 6.5 million Ukrainians have become internally displaced by the war. An additional 3.2 million have fled abroad, over 2 million to Poland. (March 18th).
Besides the actual need, we understand that:
- Most social organizations miss delivering help that meets the actual needs of their beneficiaries because they offer a blanket solution to particular issues. We aim to change this while empowering our beneficiaries without removing their agency so they can grow and rebuild together and sustainably.
- Larger organizations like UNICEF are providing support mostly focused on necessities, and due to their bureaucratic structures, they end up being limited from taking impactful actions on the spot. Our approach is grassroots, so we deliver help directly.
- The main focus of our work on the ground is to form communities where support is self-sufficient and where beneficiaries help each other get out of their cycle of crisis. We want to focus our work on actionable initiatives - Financial aid to meet their initial needs, legal advice to ensure the family finds a new residence and an income, and psychological assistance to successfully grant them space for healing.