The attack of Russian troops on Ukraine has led to an incredible wave of refugees. Since the beginning of the attacks, millions of children and their families have witnessed terrible things and were forced to flee to sheltered areas to save their lives. Ukraine’s direct neighboring states rank among the main host countries. However, countries like the Republic of Moldova and Romania have been particularly burdened because they are counted among the poorest states in Europe. Therefore, “Kindernothilfe” supports refugees in these two countries with the help of local partner organizations.
In addition to immediate aid measures such as emergency accomodations, food and medical care, “Kindernothilfe” focuses on long-term and sustainable support of the child refugees and their families on site. The main focus is on the psychological support of the children, since numerous girls and boys are traumatized by the war and their flight. Furthermore, “Kindernothilfe” ensures that more caring staff is trained in dealing with traumatized children and additional Ukrainian-speaking therapists can be employed in these projects.
“With regard to our Christmas donation, the support of disadvantaged children has always been of specific concern to us and this year, the fate of Ukrainian children has particularly shocked us. Therefore, we are happy that with “Kindernothilfe”, we have found an organization that is dedicated to the welfare of Ukrainian children and their families,” Ralf Bernhardt, managing director at FIS, reports.
Photo (from left to right): Susanne Kehr (“Kindernothilfe”) and Ralf Bernhardt (FIS)