Ukraine Conflict-Zone Evacuation

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5 months ago

Thanks to your generous donations, we recently collaborated with two Austrian donors and a Polish civilian, Henryk, to deliver supplies to Ukraine and evacuate refugees. We purchased humanitarian aid supplies with our donors, and Henryk delivered these items to Pokrovsk. As soon as he delivered the goods, he drove to Kramatorsk to evacuate 12 women and children.

These women and children were forced to leave their homes, family, and friends overnight. Within a matter of hours, the women became the head of their household, attempted to find a way to flee their country safely, and braced themselves for what was to come. Leaving one shattered environment for another, they knew that they wouldn't be able to go back to their home anytime soon, their families were ripped apart, and their husband/father would be in grave danger and would have to fight for their country.

As Henryk greeted the women and children, the mothers reassured the children that he was trustworthy and that he would be the one to bring them to Poland. Seeing Henryk might have brought a bit of comfort but it also triggered more emotions, more than anyone could've expected after such a loss. It was time to go. It was time to leave their communities, let go of their father and put complete faith in a stranger. As the children started crying and as some refused to leave, the mothers held on to them tightly and reminded them that everything would be ok, they will see their father soon, and that they wouldn't ever let anything bad happen to them again. Without showing any fear, the women grabbed their bags and children, sat in the car, and prayed for the best.

Over the last two months, Henryk has evacuated more than 100 individuals, and every evacuation was just as emotional. Henryk has accomplished this on his own. He has also delivered 5.5 tons of food and medicine. Using Henryk as an example, we can see how one individual or donation can make a big difference and to make the most of our efforts, we at the Foreign United People and Henryk have decided to continue working together.

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The war in Ukraine persists. Foreign United People arrived at the onset as a team of humanitarians from around the world united by one mission: to provide direct relief to the most vulnerable victims.

Our first phase efforts and fundraiser campaign have reached their goals - with over $90,000 USD raised, life-saving supplies delivered, and refugees evacuated.

The next phase is designed to specifically address a growing, unmet need: push further to the east, deeper into the war, and evacuate elderly, wounded and victims of rape and sexual assault.

We were able to accomplish this because of your generosity, and with more donations, we will be able to continue much-needed support and improve our capabilities. 

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5 months ago

Update #1

Thanks to your generous donations, we recently collaborated with two Austrian donors and a Polish civilian, Henryk, to deliver supplies to Ukraine and evacuate refugees. We purchased humanitarian aid supplies with our donors, and Henryk delivered these items to Pokrovsk. As soon as he delivered the goods, he drove to Kramatorsk to evacuate 12 women and children.

These women and children were forced to leave their homes, family, and friends overnight. Within a matter of hours, the women became the head of their household, attempted to find a way to flee their country safely, and braced themselves for what was to come. Leaving one shattered environment for another, they knew that they wouldn't be able to go back to their home anytime soon, their families were ripped apart, and their husband/father would be in grave danger and would have to fight for their country.

As Henryk greeted the women and children, the mothers reassured the children that he was trustworthy and that he would be the one to bring them to Poland. Seeing Henryk might have brought a bit of comfort but it also triggered more emotions, more than anyone could've expected after such a loss. It was time to go. It was time to leave their communities, let go of their father and put complete faith in a stranger. As the children started crying and as some refused to leave, the mothers held on to them tightly and reminded them that everything would be ok, they will see their father soon, and that they wouldn't ever let anything bad happen to them again. Without showing any fear, the women grabbed their bags and children, sat in the car, and prayed for the best.

Over the last two months, Henryk has evacuated more than 100 individuals, and every evacuation was just as emotional. Henryk has accomplished this on his own. He has also delivered 5.5 tons of food and medicine. Using Henryk as an example, we can see how one individual or donation can make a big difference and to make the most of our efforts, we at the Foreign United People and Henryk have decided to continue working together.

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