Ukraine: The needs in the war zone are great
The situation in eastern Ukraine is getting worse – some families are fleeing to the western parts of the country, but many people still remain. Children’s Mission helps refugee families in the west as well as those who are still in the war zone. Last week, Children’s Mission made a trip to visit and help 135 families in areas badly affected by the war.
– The trip was tough, but our team had the opportunity to help 135 families in Kramatorsk, Lyudmila Lonyuk says.
The food packages, clothes, shoes, bedclothes and other necessities that were handed out were very well received – not to mention the toys given to the children. As shown in the pictures, the situation is very difficult. Roads and bridges are destroyed, homes are demolished. A church in Kramatorsk has opened its doors for people fleeing from Donetsk and Debaltsevo – people who no longer have a home and are living in extreme vulnerability.
Children’s Mission is also helping refugees that have travelled to the region of Lviv in western Ukraine. Yesterday 6 tons of food, clothes, shoes and other necessities were handed out to refugee families in Lviv!
– All the families have small kids. They need food, clothes, shoes, diapers, shampoo and soap, Lyudmila says and gives a big thank you to all our donors:
– The people we are helping are really thankful for your fantastic gifts.
Coming to an area outside the war zone means a lot, especially for the children.
– When I asked the children what they liked here, they all answered the same thing: “There are no bombs here, it’s so peaceful and you can walk on the streets”, Lyudmila says.
Children’s Mission is working with the Pentecostal church in Lviv that is currently taking care of 110 refugees from Donetsk and Lugansk in eastern Ukraine.
– I want to say thanks, from the bottom of my heart, to all of you donors for the help you are giving to Ukraine.
– The needs are greater every day, but thanks to you, we can help many of God’s smallest.